Rue du Chat qui Peche

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© Louise Fahy
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UploadedMarch 24, 2012
TakenMarch 24, 2012
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D300
Exposure1/100 sec at f/3.5
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Focal Length16 mm
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Rue du Chat-qui-Pêche is considered the narrowest street in Paris. It is only 1.80m wide for the whole of its 29m length. It is located in the 5th arrondissement, on the Rive Gauche of the Seine. According to legend, in the 15th century, a clever alchemist lived in the neighborhood, and he was always in the company of a little cat. An adept fisher, the cat was able to extract fish from the Seine two steps from the road. Convinced that there was some diabolical relation between the alchemist and the cat, and they were in fact the one being, three students threw the poor cat in the river. Neither was seen for some time, then suddenly the alchemist reappeared, having returned from a holiday, and the cat was fishing quietly at the riverside.

In the The other side of the art scene in Paris photo essay.

Also in the Paris Then and Now photo essay.

18 responses

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (24 Mar 2012):

    Great image

  • ROCIO GUILLEN

    ROCIO GUILLEN   gave props (24 Mar 2012):

    Excellent!

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira   gave props (24 Mar 2012):

    Super shot!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (24 Mar 2012):

    love it!

  • Yaz Hawkins

    Yaz Hawkins said (24 Mar 2012):

    Paris! Oui!

  • Scot Terban

    Scot Terban   said (25 Mar 2012):

    Nice find.

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (25 Mar 2012):

    Wonderful!

  • P. Michael Bodigor

    P. Michael Bodigor gave props (26 Mar 2012):

    Love the photo and the history.

  • Alexandra Bogdan

    Alexandra Bogdan gave props (30 Mar 2012):

    great catch!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer   gave props (1 Apr 2012):

    Absolutely well seen and captured

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (2 Apr 2012):

    great image and narrative!

  • Joana D'Assumpção

    Joana D'Assumpção gave props (11 Apr 2012):

    nice! =D

  • Sher S

    Sher S said (12 Apr 2012):

    What a wonderful story... This photo makes me smile, everything about it... The man and cat, the red umbrella, the face on the wall and even the grafitti

  • Julianna O'Brien

    Julianna O'Brien said (17 Apr 2012):

    i have this exact photo!! love it :)

  • Julianna O'Brien

    Julianna O'Brien said (17 Apr 2012):

    fyi...thanks for the information!

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper   gave props (18 Jun 2012):

    I love the flavor and the legend.

  • Simona Ranieri

    Simona Ranieri gave props (27 Oct 2012):

    nice1

  • Lynda Ford

    Lynda Ford (Deleted) gave props (2 Aug 2013):

    Great photo with a great story!

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