Thursday, August 13, 2009
paris is beautiful. the love of beauty is in evidence in paris more than anywhere i have ever been. to stand on the pont de alexandre, the oldest bridge in the city, one feels all is not lost in the crazy world we live in. almost as famous as the smile on the mona lisa, is this image of the train wreck that happened in the montparnasse train station in 1895. somehow parisians see the beauty in this disaster. i admit it is a very amazing image.
there is nothing quite as exciting as a gorgeous old train station. people coming and going, with stories being lived out every second, in every station around the world.