Winter trees have intrinsic beauty. They also possess the virtue of revealing the landscape that they partially obscure: their lattice is both a frame and a screen. In the photos presented here, they celebrate in their own unique way some emblematic monuments of Paris.
Through the filter of these trees, the deepest nature of each monument is exalted, or drawn into an unusual register. The dome of the Invalides is given a guard of honor. The Genie atop the Bastille column springs out of clouds of branches. The allegory of the Republic intertwines its olive branch with the fronds of a plane tree. The Montparnasse tower, shortened by perspective, rises like a totem pole in a sacred wood.
And a weeping willow, its branches trailing from the arches of the Pont Royal, unfolds its delicate lacework above the river.