Monday, November 06, 2006
Again and again
I took this photo for the lighting and ambiance, but after looking at it, something appeared to me that might be interesting for you to know. If you look closely at the address, you’ll see that it is "4 bis". In France, the "bis" symbolises "again". This address probably did not exist when the buildings 3 & 4 were originally given addresses, but when they built the hotel in between they had to give it "4 bis" (4 again). This exists for "again and again", as well as "again, again, again, & again" (bis, ter, quater and sometimes even quinter).