Did you know, there is a wall in Paris called ‘Le mur des je t’aime’? It means ”the I love you wall’ and it’s located at Place des Abbesses in Montmartre. It’s an artwork created by Frédéric Baron and Claire Kito. Frédéric Baron came up with the idea when he started to ask his little brother to write the phrase ‘I love you’ down on paper. I think he was a bit in love because he also started to ask other persons from different nationalities (like his Arab neighbor) to write the phrase in their language. When he was done he had collected the phrase “I love you” more than a thousand times in over 300 different languages. If you think about it, he did a pretty awesome job. Because in that time, he had no internet and that means no online translation!
Then he asked Claire Kito to assemble the script. Claire was an artist/specialist in oriental calligraphy and together they created this unique wall in Paris. The wall is a popular photo place for couples and lovebirds. The entrance is free.
Share it with us, what is ‘I love you’ in your language?
I’m from the Netherlands so mine would be: ik hou van je!