Friday, 10 September 2010

Paris and I ~ 'Carve On, Cavalier!'

iPhone Photo Chronicles
~ Carve On, Cavalier! ~

Carve On, Cavalier!, originally uploaded by Paris Set Me Free.

Hello, and welcome, to the latest in my on-going series: Capital Cockups.

If you look carefully at this photo you can see that the street name carver of yesteryear clearly got his cuneiforms in a conundrum!

He actually started the 'P' and the 'L' of 'place' one letter too far over to the left. And putting stone back into the grooves obviously wasn't his strong point.

The 'Dauphine' (notice the archaic 'V' for our 'u') is pretty grungy too, but i'll put that down to general wear and tear, and the odd revolution or two. Carve on, cavalier!

P.S. Not being an absolute expert on Paris, another explanation could be that there was another, older name there before which had to be disguised, hence the traces of other letters and the rather mushy ‘Dauphine’. If you know, tell me so!

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

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