Reflections and illusions along the lock between the River Seine and Canal St Martin. As the canal runs through the lock it passes under two road bridges and a metro rail bridge. The windows of the waterside offices reflect fractured layers of buildings, trains and trees.
The footpath follows the canal under one bridge and then dives into a narrow foot tunnel under the next. The gold star over the tunnel entrance seems strangely mobile. This illusory artwork by George Rousse was commissioned by the city council in 2012, transforming a rather forbidding passageway into something much more appealing.
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