City of Streetlights

Opinion is divided on whether the name “City of Light” refers to the brilliant minds of the city’s 18th-century philosophers, or to the brightly illuminated streets of the capital. There are arguments to be made on both sides. If the latter is correct, there is no question that Paris works hard on its illuminations. As I photographed streetlights here and there, I couldn’t help wondering at the many different styles, and about the logistics of replacing bulbs and carrying out maintenance in a city with as many types of lamp standards as France has cheeses.

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One Response to “City of Streetlights”

  1. Comment by Reylari | 05/31/12 at 2:53 pm

    Paris is the city of “Enlightenment”. Let there be Light!

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