Reminders of things past

by tiresomemoi

 

I’ve noticed the arrows along one-block-long rue Ernest Cresson before but only recently stopped to actually look at them and contemplate their purpose. Presumably, the arrows marked underground conduits for water or gas or something else. But whatever the arrows marked seems to have lost its importance and the external manifestations of whatever is or was underground have been removed. Go this way, go that way, go straight, start here, anywhere but here.

4 rue Ernest Cresson – 18 Novembre 201520151118 4 Rue Ernest cresson

 

 

6 rue Ernest Cresson – 18 Novembre 201520151118 6 Rue Ernest cresson

 

 

8 rue Ernest Cresson – 18 Novembre 201520151118 8 Rue Ernest cresson

 

 

10 rue Ernest Cresson – 18 Novembre 201520151118 10 Rue Ernest cresson

 

 

12 rue Ernest Cresson – 18 Novembre 201520151118 12 Rue Ernest cresson

 

 

14 rue Ernest Cresson – 18 Novembre 201520151118 14 Rue Ernest cresson

 

 

16 rue Ernest Cresson – 18 Novembre 201520151118 16 Rue Ernest cresson

 

 

18 rue Ernest Cresson – 18 Novembre 201520151118 18 Rue Ernest cresson

 

 

20 rue Ernest Cresson** – 18 Novembre 201520151118 20 Rue Ernest cresson

 

 

22 rue Ernest Cresson – 18 Novembre 201520151118 22 Rue Ernest cresson

 

 

 

*The street is named for Ernest Cresson (1824-1902), barrister and Paris police chief.

 

**In 1918 futurist painter Gino Severini (1883 Arezzo, Italy – 1966 Paris) lived at number 20 rue Ernest Cresson.

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