Photos of Paris' Anonymous Railway Line

Pierre Folk's "By the Silent Line"

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Tue, Sep 23rd, 2014 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

Documenting a relic of the industrial revolution, Paris-based photographer Pierre Folk has this wonderful gallery of La Petite Ceinture, a circle of railtrack that surrounds the city of light. The line, which is still maintained but under-utilised, is currently being reclaimed as a linear park or for public transportation use. The above image is courtesy of the photographer.

This work, started in 2011, is a way of maintaining the memory of a landmark and witnessing our tendency -- as a species -- to move on to something else in a heartbeat, to the next paradigm shift, regardless of the concept of waste.

Somehow, these are photographs that might never be taken again.

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