Every time I’m in Europe, I enjoy taking pictures of political stickers and graffiti left on street furniture after major protests. This year, I was expecting tons of witty slogans and puns following the months-long demonstrations against the labour code reform. But… nada. Well, almost nothing. I showed up too late. Not all windows that were smashed during the protests were replaced but the city was cleaned up and offending stickers and graffiti were presumably removed.
I still need my hit of urban art, so I turned to signs, close-ups of these objects we see but barely register and yes, the few graffiti I did find.
It’s amazing how much these urban objects can tell about a culture. So today, no people… just ubiquitous and unsung pieces of the French urban landscape.