Lever le Nez

Paris France

Whilst walking around the streets of Paris it pays to look up sometimes as you never know what you might see. And at the Palais de Justice, on the side of the building on the Quai des Orfèvres, you will see a bas-relief of Time with his scythe and Justice with her sword and scales proclaims Hora Fugit Stat Jus (The Hour Flees; Justice Stays) — a reminder of both the strength and the fragility of the law, given the sham trials that occurred inside this same building during the French Revolution.

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