Ben Fitton: La Barricade de la Rue Basfroi, 2002

La Barricade de la Rue Basfroi

The Economist Plaza, London, 2002




Trellis in the shape of a barricade photographed during the 1871 Paris Commune.


The wall faced a branch of BNP Paribas, a descendant of the Comptoir national d'escompte de Paris, established in the wake of the earlier 1848 revolution in order to safeguard the financial stability of the French state.


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