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Along the Seine

Oct. 26, 2005

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I walked on through the arcade at the Louvre and across the footbridge to the Left Bank. The Isle de la Cite was glowing in afternoon light, so I made my way across Pont Neuf and down to the point. There a group of art students were painting trees and buildings across the water, their efforts slowing down as the afternoon lolled along. Did they know that this was the type of brilliant afternoon, steeped in artistic purpose and buoyant comradery, that some of them would likely remember 20 years from now?