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.
Chain and mooring ring by Bassin de l’Arsenal
Mooring ring by the Seine
Mooring by the lock between river and canal
High and dry behind the canopy of a weekend café
Rings at different levels for high and low water – the low ones are useful for bike mooring now.
A knitted ring cover – well, why not?
And another in less nautical colours
Below Pont des Arts the love locks are finding new attachments
A neat pile of bedding by a worn ring – a bridge offers shelter to those with no other moorings
A contribution to Mundane Monday, a weekly challenge to find beauty in mundane objects.