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Fluctuat Nec Mergitur ~ Part Two by artisandelimage
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Baron Haussmann made it official in 1853. That’s when “Fluctuat nec mergitur” (“He who rises with the wave is not swallowed by it”) became Paris’ official motto. The phrase is also present in the city coat of arms and is symbolized by a ship with one or three poles floating over stormy waters. Both motto and city arms originate from the river Seine’s boatman’s corporation, whose hanse ruled the city’s trade and commerce from the Roman era on. At the time, Paris (then named Lutetia) was no more than a fishermen village by the banks of the Seine.

Quai de la Marne ~ Paris ~ FRANCE

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  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 1 year ago

    Baron Haussmann made it official in 1853. That’s when “Fluctuat nec mergitur” (“He who rises with the wave is not swallowed by it”) became Paris’ official motto. The phrase is also present in the city coat of arms and is symbolized by a ship with one or three poles floating over stormy waters. Both motto and city arms originate from the river Seine’s boatman’s corporation, whose hanse ruled the city’s trade and commerce from the Roman era on. At the time, Paris (then named Lutetia) was no more than a fishermen village by the banks of the Seine.

  • Paul Thompson Photography
    Paul Thompson ...over 1 year ago

    Superb work!!

  • thank you paul !
    my best, francis.

    – artisandelimage

  • shutterbug261
    shutterbug261over 1 year ago

    beautiful capture and a wonderful backstory!! sensational work, francis

  • thank you michael !
    my best, francis.

    – artisandelimage

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 1 year ago

    Fascinating story of this fishing village & its excellent escutcheon! Beautiful in every way, Francis.

  • thank you so much !
    my best, francis.

    – artisandelimage

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 1 year ago

    Splendid find and capture.

  • thank you bunny !
    my best, francis.

    – artisandelimage

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 1 year ago

    Excellent work Francis.

  • thank you warren !
    my best, francis.

    – artisandelimage

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 1 year ago

    Great detail in this excellent capture!!! Bill

  • thank you bill !
    my best, francis.

    – artisandelimage

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