Notre Dame from the Ile Saint-Louis by Brassai

This photograph is titled “Notre Dame from the Ile Saint-Louis,” a piece by the artist Brassa├», included in the collection “Paris by Night.” The black-and-white image captures a nighttime view of Notre Dame Cathedral as seen from the vantage point of Ile Saint-Louis. The lighting in the photograph highlights the silhouette of the cathedral against the dark sky, while street lights create a path of illumination along the riverside, and light reflects off the wet ground, suggesting it might have recently rained. The photograph emits a moody and atmospheric quality, typical of Brassa├»’s work, capturing the essence of Paris after dark.

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