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A skate park on the Canal Saint-Martin.

The Construction of the canal was ordered by Napoleon I in 1802, in order to create an artificial waterway for supplying Paris with fresh water to support a growing population and to help avoid diseases such as dysentery and cholera.
In late December 2006, 350 tents were put on the Canal Saint-Martin by the NGO Les Enfants de Don Quichotte, in support of the "right to lodging". But the streets around it are where the "bobos" live. Bobos is a portmanteau of the words bourgeois and bohemian. They claim highly tolerant views of others, purchase expensive and exotic items.

(from wikipedia)

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Additional Photos by Frederic GODEBOUT (delnaja) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1004 W: 19 N: 165] (2056)
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