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Old Aug 12th, 2012, 03:45 AM
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From chatting to my friend's son who joined up at 17 (don't ask) the French Foreign Legion used to get the tattoed numbers on their arms to make collecting bodies easier.

WW2 (or WW eleven as a UK teacher recently described it as) was also a major key to these types of tattoo. Jews, homosexuals, Gypseys and also politicals did get these things.

In the UK we recently managed to avoid having to have ID cards (land of the magna carta etc). It is a long slippery slope to having tattoo numbers on your body but such concerns are very sensible.
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Old Aug 12th, 2012, 04:30 AM
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Looking forward to my first visit to Paris. Thanks for the TR.
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Old Aug 12th, 2012, 07:16 AM
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Wonderful.

I feel the same way about the rue Montorgueil but could never express it as well.

And, I never tire of salad de chevre chaud.

First cousins at least.
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Old Aug 12th, 2012, 07:38 AM
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Sigh.
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Just seeing this - thanks, chevre, for sharing. I've had so many of these kinds of "moments" in Paris. I love that I can feel it happening, i.e. something is happening right now that I know I will never forget.

On more than one occasion, I have taken the Metro to Opéra just to see that view after ascending the stairs. And yes, I do remember the first time I saw it from that vantage point!
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I totally agree on the Sancerre....always drink it when in Paris.....hard to find a good one here in the US.
There is just something about Paris.....so many magical moments!
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