Paris still alive and kicking: Fluctuat nec mergitur

FLUCTUAT_NEC_MERGITUR_Paris_Place de la République 11.14.2015

14 november 2015 Place de la République | Photo by Karimagicien | Wikimedia-commons

The Latin phrase Fluctuat nec mergitur meaning: It is tossed by the waves but does not sink, is the ancient motto placed on the city coat of arms of Paris. A shield you may see on municipal buildings, monuments, bridges etc. One day after 11/13 a graffiti collective revived the Parisian motto by their tag of 2,4 tall by 12 meter wide at Place de la République in the 10th arrondissement.

Meanwhile the motto pops up thoughout the city, as a sign of resilience.

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