In the 18th arrondissement of Paris, a short street begins on the slope of Montmartre and ends three blocks below, on the Boulevard de Clichy.
Germain Pilon Street is between heaven and earth.
At one end we can just about see the stretched domes of the Basilique Sacré-Coeur. At the foot of the street our senses are assaulted by neon signs, the horns of impatient drivers and the rush of customers of the famous Moulin Rouge cabaret as well as the throng of the curious who ply the Boulevard de Clichy in the heart of Pigale, to see and be seen in front of this parisian landmark.
Whatever the case, Paris has commemorated this late XVIth century French sculptor who was an important figure in Renaissance art. We can admire several of his works in the Louvre and in certain churches and public buildings of the City of Light.
Below are a few images of Germain Pilon Street and its surroundings that I took on a trip to Paris in September of 2009.