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Le Moulin de la Vierge – Pains sur Levain – Sourdough Bread – Fine Pastries – Paris, FR

© Frank H. Jump

Crédit National c. 1919 – Paris, FR – July 2010

Hue Adjusted in Photoshop for better clarity – CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

45 Rue St. Dominique © Frank H. Jump

Credit National – Pour faciliter la reparation des dommages causes par la guerre.
National Credit – To facilitate the repair of damage caused by the war.

The national credit was a French bank created by special law on October 10, 1919  at the nexus of the private sphere and the sphere of influence of the French State involved in the payment of war reparations and financing of small and medium enterprises. It has always been in the private sector and its employees have never had the status of civil servants, despite employment contracts and organization benefitting the public. – Wikipedia (FR)

The BFCE (French Foreign Trade Bank) founded Natixis in the spirit of privatization with a merger in 2006 of Natexis and Ixis. Apparently I caught this sign after the Natixis sign was taken down.  May 2008 © Google Maps

Featured Fade – FIAT – Avenue de Choisy – 13º Arrondissement – Paris, FR – Kovel-Son

© Kovel-Son

A Lacan Ses Lacunes – Paris Stencil Art

© Paco Brinca

Moulin Rouge – Boulevard de Clichy – Paris, FR

© Maria Bianca Nevada

© Maria Bianca Nevada

© Maria Bianca Nevada

© Maria Bianca Nevada

© Maria Bianca Nevada

Club Privé – Lesbian Girl’s – Boulevard de Clichy – Paris, France

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Unité, Indivisibilité de La Républic — Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité Ou La Morte — le quatorze juillet — Happy Bastille Day – Vive la France – Paris, France

34 Rue de Seine – 6éme arrondissement de Paris – © Frank H. Jump

34 Rue de Seine – 6éme arrondissement de Paris – © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Wikipedia – CLICK FOR LINK

Unity, Indivisibility of the Republic – Liberty, Equality, Fraternity or Death – Life Magazine – Google Images

Internet resources:

Black Peter in Post-Colonial Flanders & France – Zwarte Piet – Brussels & Antwerpen, Belgium

Shop window in Brussels © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Bar on Grote Markt in Brussels © Frank H. Jump

 Could not help being reminded of lynching © Frank H. Jump

Restaurant sign in Antwerpen © Frank H. Jump

Gallery window in Brussels © Frank H. Jump

For the West, the Black man is a savage.

Along the Seine across Notre Dame (Rive Gauche) at an art kiosk © Frank H. Jump

Josephine Baker – Le Tumulte Noir – CLICK

Other Internet resources:

  • Zwarte Piet – Wikipedia
  • Zwarte Piet Blog – links and references about the Zwarte Piet tradition
  • Post-Colonial Theory (PDF)- Childs, Peter. Williams, Patrick. An Introduction to Postcolonial. Theory  unthinkingly conceded that the black man is the colour of evil.

Tapissier Guersan – Decorations – Montmartre, Paris

near Passage des Abbesses & Clichy © Frank H. Jump

Upholstery & Decorator