When I first moved to Paris 20 (very) odd years ago, I thought the indication “Défense d’Afficher” meant the wall had played some vital role in one battle or another in one of France’s many wars. I nearly even took a picture of this vestige of the country’s heroic past. Fortunately, I soon discovered its meaning is much more prosaic, as it translates into “Post No Bills”, an admonition I’d thought only existed in Saturday morning cartoons.
If you have taken a picture of Paris on your cell phone and would like to show it off to the world, why not do it here? It doesn’t have to be super artistic–there are enough photo sites of Paris as it is–just taken with a mobile phone and that’s all!
Please send a copy of your photograph to Paris.Paul.Prescott@gmail.com and I’ll let you know when it’ll be posted.
Thanks so much for your help!