Photographer's Note

Did you know that first lamp posts in Europe were placed in Paris in 1667 in accordance with Louis XIV 's order to have oil lamps in the main streets of the city? This phenomenon immediately became very trendy and other countries adopted the tradition.
Later though, in the turbulent years of the French revolution lamp posts served as scaffolds and thereby symbolized the collapse of the old police regime. With time though, the guillotine becomes a more often used tool for executing the enemies of the revolution.
Now, luckily for all the French, lamp posts are used just for providing light, and decorating the city.

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