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Stone Carver's Slip

Updated: Feb 17, 2022

Miscellaneous Musings



I spotted this in the wonderful town of Albi in south west France.

Here Lived Jean François Galaup de Lapérouse

1741 -1788 Naval Officer and Explorer

Born at Gô (area of Albi) / Died at Vanikoro (Solomon Islands)


The letter carver mistakenly carved 1841 - 1888, and corrected it to

1741 - 1788!




































































































































































































































































































































































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3 Comments


David Phillips
David Phillips
Mar 22, 2022

I have always been facinated by the parisian "fake plaques". https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/2002/11/24/remarkably-unremarkable-in-paris/d2af1f3c-bf87-4862-aea8-fb8bd9e74f30/

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Graham Twemlow
Graham Twemlow
Feb 14, 2022

Thank you once again Mary. I was tempted to write more, but was keen to highlight the McKnight Kauffer Metropolis poster conundrum.

Where were you at art school?

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Mary Casserley
Mary Casserley
Feb 14, 2022

wow! Great Post. I can recall watching Metropolis for the first time as an art student. It left a deep impressionon me.

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