As the Petite Ceinture is one of my favourite exploration areas, I wanted to give it a try with a bit of fire painting and light painting in one of the tunnels I know there.
When we started the trip and entered that tunnel we saw a big tent on the left. Someone mumbled something. I went on and we started taking a few pics before moving to a fork where the decor was much more interesting.
We did a few light effects and went from Light Painting into Fire Painting.
But when I started doing the big fire swirl in the main tunnel, the guy in the corner started shouting and eventually came over. From an agressive posture he quickly went over into a largely friendly attitude and even accepted to pose for me whith the big stick he carried for his defense. We had a real cool atmosphere all suddenly and shot a few pics with me lighting him up from the bottom.
When he said that he’d also had a Darth Vader Mask as well as the black cape, we hurried him to get these and from there on we shot some real great pics down there. This in the week where the new Star Wars was dued…simply incredible. We were laughing all the time and I guess that guy, his name is Franck, had a good time with us despite his uncomfortable spot.
From there we went on to cross the Roma people camp located 1km away and saw that it had grewn again. The terrible thing is to stagger through a field of shit spots all along the railway before reaching the camp. Living conditions are terrible there and I can’t imagine how long this will last. In their country of origin these people don’t get anything but here the government pays them a 4-500€/month which allows them to stay over water…and stay here. No explanations are needed here.
Our trip allowed us also to explore an abandoned station that was still intact and that looks like trains would still pass through but these are long gone. Another piece of the PC documented here. Not to forget we passed through the old station in the 17th that still has its iron columns standing.
Hope you enjoy the pics 🙂