Sunday, 20 June 2010

Word On The Street

Word On The Street, originally uploaded by Paris Set Me Free.

Back in '68 i think it was (i wuz 3) a famous protest slogan appeared
on the streets of Paris:

"Sous les pavés, la plage!" (Under the paving stones, the beach!")

Somehow tragic and optimistic at the same time.

i'm not sure if the same can be said for this bit of street level
anarchy which, rather unrealistically i reckon, alerts shoppers on
Avenue du Général Leclerc in the 14th arrondissement of Paris that
the force of an entire people is being unleashed on France. Under the
undeniably attention-grabbing slogan: 'FUCK - Straight to the Target'

Now, i'm a bit confused. The 'FUCK' and the message itself would
suggest that some foreign, Anglophone and France-hating hoard is in
the process of putting some dasterdly plan into action. The perfect
French used by the 'unleashers', however, would indicate otherwise.

Just one more Parisian mystery waiting to be resolved, i guess. Come
to think of it, it's been a bit windy today for the time of year -
maybe that's what they mean...

(A Paris iPhone street photograph by Sab Will for the 'Paris and I'
photo blog)


Priscilla said...

funny! hey i love the first impression button! NICE! your blog is soooooo cool.
hope to see you soon,

Paris Set Me Free said...

Thanks Prissy! Your call for our first meeting! :-)

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