Photographer's Note

Conceived in 1789, the Declaration of the rights of Man and the citizen is written all over the walls of the Concorde metro station. White earthenware squares, blue letters, without space nor punctuation mark: the characters follow each other on each side of the station, from the vault to the quay, according to a geometrical grid, article after article (17 in all).
The text is "masked" by the subway map and other zones of information posting, or devoured by the entries, exits and other transfer access.
Looking closely, reflection varies constantly when a train comes in, when passengers go out...
Some deplored that this realization by Francoise Schein, commissionned for the bicentenary of the French revolution, privileged more the letter than the spirit of the letter.
Personally, I like this task of deciphering, which obliges to piece together the words, to reconstruct the sentences, to regenerate the meaning... And sometimes, whereas the horizontal composition of this immense crosswords puzzle is well known, reading it vertically (though all the definitions are yet to be imagined) can hide a few surprises.
F I R E. Almost, ar least... ; -)
The letter rather than the spirit of the letter, remember!

Article 12.
To guarantee the Rights of Man and of the Citizen a public force is necessary; this force is therefore established for the benefit of all, and not for the particular use of those to whom it is entrusted.

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Additional Photos by Dominique Monrocq (dom_inik_m) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 215 W: 131 N: 469] (1717)
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