Tuesday, 18 October 2011

To Crown It All

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~ To Crown It All ~

To Crown It All, originally uploaded by Paris Set Me Free.
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A short stroll around the Marais on a Sunday afternoon, admittedly the stupidest time to do so, unearthed, or should I say 'dewalled' some interesting finds as usual.

In particular, a handful of gems for my 400 Paris Quirks and Top 10 series, which was pleasing.

Here's a splendid Paris coat of arms, crowned by a house number, adorning a hotel's facade. Very nice, folks, and going straight into my Top 10 Bloody Paris Boats series. This one falls into the 'small, detailed and precious' category, and if I'd been a couple of feet taller I'd have made the shield the largest thing in the picture and not the bloody hotel sign, but beggars can't be choosers.

It's interesting to note the regal fleurs de lys sitting smuggly atop the Paris boat symbol, as though the city hadn't lived through countless decades of antiroyalist uprisings and revolution in order to get rid of the bloody monarchy. Bloodily. The signs are there folks, if you happen to look.

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