The iconic cobblestones of the streets and avenues of Paris have seen it all over the years.
Protests, Nazi tanks, historic marches, but now they are slowly being retired and lovers of the small squarish chunks of granite can get their hands on their own.
Thanks to the enterprising work of Parisian Margaux Sainte-Lagüe, who stumbled upon the idea of selling off the small granite blocks last summer.
As for the entrepreneurial Sainte-Lagüe, cleaning and hand-painting the stones is a creative and sustainable way to help make use of the 8,000 tonnes of old cobblestones that are dug up by the Paris council each year.
And to make some money in the process. Find out more on the site Mon Pavé Parisien.
Above, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo holds one of the cobblestones. Photo: Mon Pavé Parisien