From an elevated position, we have a view of a construction site on the quay in Paris. In the closer to a bridge a pointed mound of earth or sand towers up, which is used by a cargo ship with a crane. Horses in front of a team with several workers spread over the construction site. A small dog is running in the front left and the city can be seen in the background. With a few brushstrokes, Selmersheim-Desgranges colored the scene with small watercolor strokes, which lends the whole atmosphere lightness.