The iron rings set into the riverside walls offer secure mooring points.  Around the Bassin de l’Arsenal, where Canal Saint-Martin meets the River Seine, the rings are still used for their intended purpose.  Along the right bank of the Seine, where the lower quays have been built out into the river, the rings are high and dry, well away from the water.  No boats moor here now.



A contribution to Mundane Monday, a weekly challenge to find beauty in mundane objects.