Tuesday, 29 March 2011

More on Paris

A few signs of difference... in the Marais the French Communist Party (PCF) of the 4th arrondissement has a shop/gallery called "Art et societe". The children's library near the bottom of the Boulevard St Michel has a wonderful display of historic children's book illustrations and is called "Biblioteque des l'heure joyeuse", complete with creche. But above all I'm always moved to see the small street plaques to those who fell in liberating Paris. Just round the corner from Shakespeare & Company a plaque to Jean Dussarps and two "anonymes" who were killed on 19 & 25 August 1944. These small plaques, all over the place, more moving than any war memorial.

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