Thursday, August 03, 2006
No bill posters!
Using the public buildings to post bills and placards throughout the city (remember this photo?)is not a new phenomenon. Back in 1881, the French government had to pass a law against bill posters (actually to keep the official billboards from private posting) and had it painted on many walls throughout Paris. You can still see many of these "Défense d'afficher" (bill posters prohibited) signs on the walls and, the weirdest thing, is that they are still pretty well respected!