Monday, October 12, 2009
What's In A Name?
I passed by this street sign yesterday and thought, "I should take a picture of that and then remember to post it on Columbus Day." Then I realized, "Oh yeah. That's tomorrow."
Why a street commemorating Columbus in Paris? Wikipedia.fr tells us that the street was laid out in 1865 and received this name in 1867. I'm not sure if Columbus ever made it to Paris and if he did, this spot, just off oh so chic Avenue Georges V, would have been nothing but wilderness.