Saturday, 21 March 2015

C'est désolant...

Army Versailles
The army. They are everywhere these days in larger French cities. Well, they were already present before the tragic events of 7-9 January 2015 albeit more discreetly: security has been reinforced everywhere, in front of a great many public buildings as well as Jewish schools and synagogues. Beautiful Versailles synagogue, which VDP had shown you here and here, is no exception. It is guarded 24/7 and it is now forbidden to park anywhere near it. Shame is the word that comes to mind... Below, a shot of the building from a distance, seen from nearby Saint Joan of Arc church. After the terrorist attack in Tunis this last week, security will no doubt be heightened again...

L'armée. Elle est visible partout dans les grandes villes. Elle l'était déjà avant mais tellement plus depuis les événements tragiques de janvier. La belle synagogue de Versailles, que VDP vous montrait ici et , ne fait pas exception à la règle, il est également interdit de se garer à proximité. Honte est le terme qui vient à l'esprit de VDP... Ci-dessous, la synagogue vue depuis l'église Sainte Jeanne d'Arc.
Versailles synagogue

25 comments:

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Very,very sad reflection on life today

Revrunner said...

Mmm. Saw a lot of this in Israel a couple of weeks ago as well.

Kate said...

Very troublesome to think that anti-Semitism is on the rise. The fact that soldiers have to patrol the streets in any country, city is very disturbing.

Denton Harryman said...

Yes it is a shame. hopefully the military presence will be a deterrent.

Michelle said...

Shame is the word to use in this situation.

Randy said...

That first shot is amazing.

Bob Crowe said...

It's almost heartbreaking. We don't see the military so much in this roll but there are places where there are an awful lot of police.

Amy Franks said...

is that scary seeing the around around in everyday life? we dont' see them anywhere here...

Kay said...

Everyone becomes prisoners of this insane violence.

Dina said...

Ironic that the last line of Hebrew in your photo is the commandment from Leviticus "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."

llandudnopictures said...

Reminds me of Northern Ireland in the 70's, not good.

EG CameraGirl said...

It's dreadful that so many places are now surrounded by fear!

Josette T said...

quel gâchis, ces attentats sont monstrueux.

cieldequimper said...

I know Dina. You had translated it at the time of VDP's first posts. It makes me sick.

Thérèse said...

Navrant.

Stefan Jansson said...

It is a horrible world we live in these days.

Aimeecakes said...

Its a sad world at times... I love your second shot peeking through the trees!

Birdman said...

Sad to say... same all over. It's the way of this world today.

William Kendall said...

The synagogue stands out beautifully. I have noticed a heightened police presence since the events here last October as well.

Sharon Anck said...

So sad to see this kind of thing. I was in London the year after the American Embassy bombing and I remember having tears in my eyes when I saw the need to to have fencing all the way around the embassy building. So sad.

VP said...

Sooner or later someone will find the courage to send a few planes to seriously end this scourge...

RedPat said...

It is a sad world these days!

Tahiti Daily Photo said...

:(

PerthDailyPhoto said...

A sad state of affairs indeed Ciel and with each new day more so.. I despair sometimes.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Yes, a sad reflection on the state of the world.