Timeless Montmartre - Paris

Black & White photo of timeless cobblestone streets in Montmartre, Paris, France

Timeless Montmartre - Paris

Wandering the streets of Montmartre at night is a bit like traveling back in time. Perhaps it is because of the narrow cobblestone streets, or maybe it is because of the streetlights illuminating the old houses. Perhaps it is because of my own memories of Montmartre from when I was a kid; I vividly recall the distinct smell of oil paint coming from the studios of local painters.

It seems to me the absence of people in the shot contributes to the feeling of a timeless moment.

As I was photographing Montmartre, I was reminded of the Black & White photographs from Eugene Atget from the late 1800s and early 1900s.


Main subject:

Cobblestone streets in Montmartre, Paris - Black & White.


Montmartre, 18th arrondissement, Paris - France


48°53'13" N 2°20'23" E


Canon 1Ds Mark III, Canon EF24-70mm F/2.8L II Lens