Friday, March 27, 2009

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The statue of Leon Gambetta, this city's favourite son, is back on its pedastal in front of the new underground car park, after two years perched on some scaffolding.  The parking garage, to no one's surprise, took almost three years to build. Amphitheatre Parking (named after part of a supposed Roman amphitheatre unearthed during construction) opens next week.

Coincidentally, Leon Gambetta's 19th Century collection of pornographic pictures was a prominent feature of the recent exhibition "L'Enfer de la Bibliothèque, Eros au Secret" at the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris.

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