Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Things change and stay the same

Do you know that those beautiful wide tree lined boulevards in Paris were designed by Haussmann to prevent insurrections of Revolutionaires and prevent barricades like this.
And to allow room for the cavalry.

My friend who lives in the Marais on rue de Bretagne sent this from Le Parisien. It's on her street.
Does it remind you of this?
And the gilet jaunes
Look similar to these Revolutionaries?
Last night President Macron addressed the Republique for 13 minutes after four weekends of rioting. He apologized for his hurtful words and offered tax reliefs and promised to raise the minimum wage among other economic measures. Macron addressed the need to bring the country into dialogue and that yes, retirees, single parents, and the countryside were important and needed a voice but not in a violent way.
Let's hope it works!
Cara -Tuesday


  1. There you go again, Cara, being ahead of the curve! Today the New York Times Daily Briefing ran as its "Backstory" a description of Haussmann! https://www.nytimes.com/1991/03/24/arts/architecture-view-baron-haussmann-urban-designer-par-excellence.html?emc=edit_mbe_20181211&module=inline&nl=morning-briefing-europe&nlid=16051336mbe_20181211&te=1

  2. Ha! Thank you Jeff but le Parisien was drawing the reference before them.