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September 02, 2004

Impressions from France (7)

One thing I noticed in France is how important streets in French cities always seem to be named after the same people and the same historical events, no matter where they are. And they seem to have a much stronger historical slant than street names here in Austria, so that they turn visits to French cities almost into a history lesson.

Jean Jaurès, République, Foch, Wagram, Gabriel Péri, Gambetta, Stalingrad, Bir Hakeim, Victor Hugo, Alésia, 8 Mai 1945.
Posted by Horst on September 2, 2004 11:57 PM to the land of Potz | Tell-a-friend

nora said on September 3, 2004 04:35 PM:

in our neck of the woods, a lot of the streets in all the small towns seemed to be named after the pilgrims. and then you start meeting people of that name.

nora said on September 4, 2004 04:56 AM:

eine rue wagram gibt es in kagran auch

dieter said on September 6, 2004 11:18 AM:

And not to forget the "12. Februar Platz" in the 19th district. To my knowledge, that is the only place in Vienna referring to a (sad) historical date.

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