Photographer's Note

A view of one of Montmartre's quiet residential streets.

Montmartre has always been a Mont and the streets around it reflect a peculiarly flamboyant disregard for anything straight. Some even seem to have started off higher up and then slid down only to collide, at impossible angles, with the tangle of equally convoluted streets further down.

If one lived in the area one could understand a certain gait developing that had to do with compensating for the lack of flat surfaces and straight lines. It is possible that Picasso, who painted here may have developed his unique style as a direct response to the terrain – everything is off at an angle.

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Additional Photos by Ovidiu Sotiriu (Schnappilic) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 602 W: 51 N: 1071] (9692)
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