"The I-love-you wall (18th)" Top 5 Page for this destination Montmartre Area Tip by Nemorino
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In the Square Jehan Rictus at the Place des Abbesses there is a blue tiled wall with the words ?I love you? written in more than 250 languages and dialects.
These were collected by a French musician and artist named Frederic Baron, who ?began his project in 1992 by wandering the streets of Paris and asking people to write these words in their mother tongue. Baron feels he has toured the world without ever leaving Paris.?
At first I thought the German sentence was grammatically incorrect, but that turned out to be some other language entirely, and I found a correct German sentence in the bottom right corner.
Second photo: Above the blue-tiled ?I love you? wall there is a painting (added later by someone else, I believe) of a woman in a long blue dress saying: aimer c?est du désordre? alors aimons! Which means ?Loving is disorder? so let?s love.?
Third photo: Ed (Kaspian) pointing to the sentence in English.
Fourth photo: Ilse (MATIM) getting her camera ready to take a picture of the Dutch sentence: ?ik hou van je?.
Fifth photo: VT group in the rain at Square Jehan Rictus. The square was named after an anarchist poet (1867-1933) who used the pseudonym Jehan-Rictus and belonged to the chaotic Bohemian poetic scene in Montmartre starting in the 1880s.
Métro Abbesses, line 12
GPS 48°53'5.60" North; 2°20'19.07" East
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