Monday, July 18, 2005

Constitution at the Paris Concorde Metro station


"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal..." Does it ring a bell? Yes, it's the opening of the Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson in 1776. Well, it also became a source of inspiration to the French revolutionaries who wrote the French constitution (Déclaration des Droits de l'Homme et du citoyen) some 13 years later. And as a symbol, you can read some of its main articles on the walls of... the metro station Concorde!

12 comments:

  1. Eric - Thanks for posting this photo, which I find especially effective in black and white. I was in the Concorde metro station a few times this past Spring, and a colleague and I began reading the walls while waiting for our train. Paris does have, indeed, a few very unique subway stations. Show us more sometime!

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  2. > Elisabeth. Thank you. In fact I drive a motrocycle in Paris so I have very few occasions to take the Metro... But I will do my best to show you more for, as you say, some of them are very worth showing.

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  3. Amazing. I bet this took a huge amount of time and expense to place each of these tiles. It was worth it!

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  4. A quand la constitution europeenne a la station Europe ?... ;-)

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  5. > Rock. I don't know actually

    > Charlus. Très drôle...

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  6. This is a great photo! It really makes me miss Paris.

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