Monday, June 26, 2006
A Canal And Bridge In Paris
Hemingway liked to walk the banks of the Seine and the canals of Paris. He watched the barges and tugs that had smokestacks that could be lowered to pass under the bridges.
The first painting is of barges on the Saint Martin Canal in Paris.
The second is a 1920 painting by the Georgian artist Lado Gudiashvil.
The third illustration is a vintage postcard from Paris in the 1920s. It was taken at what was called, Le Port Saint-Nicolas, or Saint Nicholas Harbor, on the Seine. The location is now called, the "Port du Louvre."
The last is Van Gogh's, "Quay With Men Unloading Sand Barges."