The work of French photographer Eugène Atget documents the architecture and street scenes of Paris throughout the late 19th and early 20th century. What makes Atget’s urban landscapes particularly unique is the continual lack of human figures in his work. When viewed together, his photographs paint a beautiful yet disturbing portrait of arguably the most iconic city in the world; a private window into a lonely and abandoned Paris.
Suffering is not bad. If you understand it rightly, suffering is a cleansing. If you understand it rightly, sadness has a depth to it which no happiness can ever have. A person who is simply happy is always superficial. A person who has not known sorrow and has not known sadness, has not known the depths. He has not touched the bottom of his being; he has remained just on the periphery. One has to move within these two banks. Within these two banks flows the river.
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