Canal Saint-Martin (2)

Construction of the canal was ordered by Napoleon I in 1802, in order to create an artificial waterway for supplying Paris with fresh water. The water diverted from the river Ourcq would support a growing population and help avoid diseases such as dysentery and cholera, also supplying fountains and allowing the streets to be cleaned. (Wikipedia)

canal saint martin

canal saint martin

canal saint martin

August 2017.

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