The Silent Line


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The Chemin de fer de Petite Ceinture (‘Little Belt Railway’) in Paris, built in 1852, largely abandoned since 1935 (aside from one increasingly underused section), lovingly documented since 2011 by photographer Pierre Folk.

As local developers eyeball the land for new apartments and office blocks, Parisian railway enthusiasts want it preserved, possibly transformed into a series of urban parkways like the nearby Promenade Plantée which inspired New York’s High Line.


8 thoughts on “The Silent Line

  1. Clampers Outside!

    Now THAT is worth preserving, as opposed to the desire of some to rebuild, I mean restore entire buildings from a couple o’ bricks and a piece of plaster down beside Vicar St. on Thomas St, D8

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