Travelers' Trifles or What I See From Mountain To Sea by M.A.C.
This is Rue Galande. It is an ancient road. The Romans made this road for travel between Lyon and Paris. The oldest sign in Paris is here. It is a bas-relief sculpture of Saint Julien l'hospitalier in a boat. I guess that is why the sign lasted so very long, because it is made of stone. Saint Julien had been living a life of penance for the mistake he made when he killed his parents. At this time, Jesus is said to have appeared to him as a leper and he forgave him. There are medieval houses that still stand here. I believe this street would be considered within the Latin Quarter of Paris; probably the northeast area of the Latin Quarter which takes its name from the College and University life that has surrounded the Sorbonne for several hundred years.