"Paris, City of Light doesn't mean "the city with a lot of beautiful lights" but, rather, "the city where, during the eighteenth century, the lights of science (with the biologists like Buffon or Jussieu and with the encyclopedy writers like Diderot or d'Alembert) and the lights of philosophy (Voltaire, Rousseau, Condorcet, Montesquieu, ...) have been lit."
Note: Three spots are not in Paris.
1"25: Monument du Montsec.
1"40: Cathédrale de Bourges.
2"20: Pôle de Etoiles-Grand Radio-téléscope, Nançay.
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"Three years ago in Paris I got out of a "metro" train at La Concorde, and saw suddenly a beautiful face... I could not find any words that seemed to me worthy, or as lovely as that sudden emotion." - Ezra Pound
This is the continuation of a series that explores that moment of uncertainty and magic that happens when you emerge from the depths of the subway system. See Sub City New York at vimeo.com/redglass/sub-city-nyc
A film by Sarah Klein and Tom Mason
Concept by Jennifer McClory
Locations by Yoann Casals
Music by Duke Ellington
Finishing effects by tracevfx.com
Special thanks to Anne Labro