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They come here to wash, to stay clean. Some are in distress, others run out of hot water. The bath-showers are their ephemeral refuge, before returning to the city, to the street. Here we recover strength and cause. Yet violence is never far away. A bad look, an insult, a sudden gesture. The staff of the bath-showers, prevents slippage. Out of the world, it’s a whole world.
Original title Bains-douches, 41 rue Oberkampf, Paris XI