Photographer's Note

This is a photo of the Canal St. Martin. For those of you who have seen the film "Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain", this is where she goes to skip rocks. Actually this part of the film is quite ironic because they say she likes the simple things in life like sticking her hand in a bag of grain or skipping stones here. In fact to skip a stone here would not be simple at all. First of all it is illegal for everyone except authorized personnel to be on the green "passerelle" that crosses the water. (Actually it is part of a lock system) So Amélie would have to hop over 2 fences and hope not to get arrested for her simple pleasure of skipping rocks.

Actually during the time I took this photo there was a boat just the my left. They were in the process of regulating the water level to allow it to pass to the next "lock".

Postprocessing: Adjustment of levels and saved for web.

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