Île de la Cité by Charles Brasch


Paris seems further away than ever when all we see at present are the streets we can reach on foot. But with the help of two Charleses, Brasch and Meryon, we can perhaps fancy ourselves there again. Paris and its cathedral are no strangers to loss and suffering and we all hope for better times in the future.

Today our Education and Visitor Programmes Team Leader Lana Coles takes us to the banks of the Seine for just under a minute. Just long enough to...you know the drill.

We are grateful to  Alan Roddick, Charles Brasch's Literary Executor for permission to reproduce this poem.

Charles Meryon L’abside de Notre Dame de Paris Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū