Saturday, 26 January 2013

National Day theme for January: Australia

So this is the first of the new 'National Day' Theme Days of the City Daily Photo blogging community. Try as I might, I could not find anything even remotely Australian to photograph in the city, so I'm taking you back in time to the Treaty of Versailles, which was signed in the hall of mirrors at the palace on 28 June 1919, thus ending the state of war between Germany and the Allies. This is the Australian delegation, which I found on a website, where you will get all the information about who came to Paris in 1919 if you follow this link. Happy Australia Day!

Aujourd'hui est le premier thème "fête nationale" de la communauté City Daily Photo. Je n'ai rien trouvé d'australien à photographier dans la ville alors je vous emmène un siècle en arrière à la signature du Traité de Versailles dans la galerie des glaces du château le 28 juin 1919. Voici la délégation australienne que j'ai trouvée sur un site web, où vous pourrez en savoir plus sur les australiens qui vinrent à Paris en 1919. Pour ce faire, c'est ici. Bon Australia Day !

24 comments:

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

They look quite distinguished in their comfy chairs.

SRQ said...

Bravo for participating, Ciel! I must admit, nothing came to mind immediately for this theme day.

Robert Geiss said...

Danke für diese Geschichtsstunde.

Ein gutes Wochenende dir.

Sylvia K said...

They do look distinguished -- it helps to have those comfy chairs that Woody mentions!! Hope you have a lovely weekend, Ciel!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Thank you so much for thinking about us here in Australia today Ciel. Fab b&w of these distinguished gentlemen on this serious occasion. Have a good weekend, keep warm..

Michelle said...

A very distinguished photograph.

EG CameraGirl said...

Ah, yes, The Treaty Of Versaiiles. So many history classes talk about this treaty but it wasn't until I met you blogging that I realized Versailles is so close to Paris. :))

Kay L. Davies said...

Good for you, finding all those Australians.
K

Barbara Farr said...

How very clever! Great way to participate.

LONDONLULU said...

That is a wonderful pick for Australia National Day! (I admit I didn't have much luck here:) I love seeing their serious faces on a serious occasion. And the lovely history lesson - happy Saturday!

Randy said...

Nice post. I can barely keep up with the first much less other theme days.

Jo said...

Great post...

Cezar and Léia said...

I love vintage pictures, this one is beautiful and interesting story, thanks for sharing!
Léia

Dina said...

Good onya mate for finding such a connection.

Julie said...

What an inventive contribution, Ciel. Thank you so much for participating in the portal's first National Day.

A number of things stand out in the image. Firstly, the silly berk who could not keep still long enough! Then I was intruiged by there being two women in the image. Yes, Australia was among the first to give women suffrage, but that is different from according them the perks of office. Finally, how few of the faces were familiar to me, only two. I recognised the PM Billy Hughes in the centre, and on his left I recognised Joseph Cook who was also an early Prime Minister.

I have since read a bit and realised that the chap on Hughes' right was a very influential lawyer and public servant, Robert Garran.

I thoroughly enjoyed taking your links, and thank you for providing them.

Dave said...

A very distinguished group. Something Australian.....there must be a Walkabout Bar somewhere near you!!!

Jim said...

Good Aussie link.

JM said...

Clever entry, Ciel!

Lowell said...

Nice find! Not the greatest of treaties, though. I think the Allies did better after WWII.

Small City Scenes said...

Good idea. Historic and all. I was not as inventive. MB

Malyss said...

Le theme n'etait pas simple , tu t'en sors bien , bonne idée!

tapirgal said...

Good job, Ciel!

cieldequimper said...

@ Lowell: yes, it did lead to horror...

Joan Elizabeth said...

Thanks so much for finding a link with Australia in your citiy.