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This is an Arabic tag on a plane tree in Paris.

There is a saying: Paris est une ville d'immigrés - Paris is a city of immigrants.

Boulevards are sine qua non of Paris and boulevards are par excellence sided by endless rows of planes. But did you know plane tress are spread from Southern Europe? Furthermore these Parisian planes planted in the city centre are from the so called 'London Plane' pollution resistant hybrids.

What is original Parisian if one of the most Parisian thing is not an aboriginal, or even a hybrid?

Paris has received waves after waves of immigrants. From the Dutch and Swedish students of the Latin Quarter in the 14th century to the English, Scottish and Irish Jacobite refugees in the 17th century, from the Polish refugees in the early 19th century to the Belgian, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish workers in the late 19th century, from the Sephardic Jews of North Africa in the middle of the 20th century to the Chinese people, Africans and South Asians of today.

This image tells me a story of hot topics of cross-cultural migration and contemporary multicultural Paris.

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  • Copyright: jalab temen (jalab_temen) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 73 N: 291] (2193)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2011-06-01
  • Categories: Vida Diária
  • Exposição: f/4.5, 1/340 segundos
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  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2011-12-14 6:20
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