Monday, January 17, 2011
Happy Birthday Ben!
The house where Franklin stayed in Passy (on the corner of rue Raynouard and rue Singer) is no longer standing but in addition to the usual historical marker, the current building sports a rather large stone monument in his honor. There's a statue of him just inside the grounds of the U.S. embassy, off the Place de la Concorde, although they don't let you take a picture of that. For the rest of us, there's a thoroughly satisfying homage just to the south of Trocadero, on the street that bears his name.