Passage des Soupirs in the 20th Arrondissement of Paris (France, 2020)
SONY FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
28mm ƒ/5.0 1/640s ISO 100
3939 × 5908 px / 300 dpi
Just few blocks from Place Gambetta you will find this lively working-class district which is one of these many preserved secrets so typical of the 20th Arrondissement of Paris: a charming quaint passage called the Passage des Soupirs.
This is definitely an unusual island of quietness where birds and cats are kings, as the secret Paris knows to offer all around its hidden streets. This bucolic paved alley is lined with dwellings and plenty of plants whose flowers are blossoming in Spring so to even more embellish it.
The name of this passage rather stands for a kinda enigmatic name which is above all romantic and evocative and leaves the mystery hovering. The romanticism of this lush alley could well lend itself to some tender emotions, hence maybe one of the origin of the name.