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Stumbled upon this sign in Montmartre. What do you think would prompt someone to hang a sign of a woman falling (presumably out of a window) on their house?

Am I missing a reference to a play? A movie? A literary character? Is she diving?

It's a bit creepy, no?

27 comments

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by katie

maybe it's a glass half full/ half empty. she's either flying or falling, depending on how you see it… maybe? jealous you get to spend so much time walking the streets of France

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Jennifer

She kind of looks like she's floating or flying. If it's a reference to something, I'm missing it too.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Carly

By the calves, I'd say it looks a little more like a man… Is is a leap of faith sort of thing? is the owner an avid skydiver? It is most definitely weird, though… Only in Paris…

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by nichole

The Wanderers' Daughter: It definitely seemed like a residence. Very tight side street in Montmartre. No commercial indications at all. Weird!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by The Wanderers' Daughter

I'll be interested to see if you discover the answer. Someone Paris-savvy is sure to know. Looks to me like it could be the indicator of a trendy gallery, club or boutique, the kind too cool for a name on the outside. Any possibility there was some sort of public venue either underground or in the building? Or was it definitely a residence?

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Alison

Perhaps it's a memorial, epitaph.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by ~L~

Perhaps it's in refrence to a secret society or secret club. Haha probably not I've been reading too many Dan Brown books.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Amanda Nicole

Hahaha, oh my.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by christina

I'm still a little bleary-eyed this morning, so I won't even try to attempt to come up with anything clever to say about this one. But isn't the opening of Mad Men a guy falling, too?

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Jim Mitchem

I'm loving this sign, actually.

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