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Here, I was travelling on a boat down the St-Martin Canal. We were half way through one of the four sets of double locks on our way down to the Arsenal Marina, just by the Place de la Bastille. I noticed on the bridge a couple making a movie. Could they have been filming our cruising boat? Students of Film, perhaps. Or people making a promotional video. In any case, an extreme enlargement of the shot showed that it was a large video camera, of a type used for commercial rather than private purposes. For non-native English speakers, we say that the making of a film is called a 'shoot'. A still photographic session can also be called a 'shoot'.

One can clearly see here the difference in the water levels between the two stages of the lock. I've cropped the photo and converted to b/w in Photoshop.

Many visitors to Paris will take a cruise on the Seine; may I suggest to you that a cruise on the St-Martin canal is equally interesting and a little more relaxed.

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