Sunday, 15 November 2015

Gueule de bois post 13 novembre 2015

White flowers Versailles
Random photos taken yesterday after a sleepless night in an eerily empty Versailles city yesterday morning before people started to come out onto the streets later in the day, though not as much as usual... White flowers seemed appropriate after the horror of 13 November 2015 in Paris, and this photo was taken at Saint-Louis neighbourhood market. A big foodie event was scheduled yesterday but was cancelled, due to the state of emergency.

Quelques photos prises hier après une nuit blanche, lendemain des horribles attentats du 13 novembre 2015 à Paris, en déambulant dans une ville morte le matin, avant qu'elle ne s'éveille un peu, un tout petit peu, l'après-midi. Des fleurs blanches ont semblé appropriées à VDP, la photo a été prise au marché Saint-Louis, déplacé rue de Satory pour les besoins d'un événement sur le parvis de la cathédrale, événement annulé du fait de l'état d'urgence décrété dans le pays.
Château de Versailles closed
The palace was closed, like all museums, public venues, schools, cinemas, stadiums etc... There were only a few tourists who tried to visit it before realising they wouldn't be able to.

Le château était fermé, comme tous les musées. Peu de touristes avaient fait le déplacement.
Paris Versailles postcards
 Paris and Versailles side by side... Just postcards seen at a tobacconist's.

Paris et Versailles, côte à côte, juste des cartes postales chez un buraliste rue Carnot.
Paper Eiffel Towers market Versailles
At the market, VDP saw these little paper Eiffel Towers...

Petites Tours Eiffel en papier découpé sur le marché Saint-Louis.
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Just this minute, VDP doesn't quite know what to add except that like everyone else, her heart goes out to all the families of the dead and many wounded, some critically so and also to the witnesses and survivors who are traumatised. While she hopes this barbaric terror/horror will stop, she doesn't believe it will anytime soon...A thought also for Beirut...

Là maintenant tout de suite, VDP ne sait pas quoi ajouter si ce n'est que comme tout le monde, elle pense aux familles des victimes mortes, aux blessés et à leurs proches, mais aussi à ceux qui ont vécu de près ces événements, les voisins, les passants, les survivants, tous traumatisés. Bien qu'elle souhaite ardemment que cette terreur horrible, barbare, d'un autre siècle... (les superlatifs manquent, n'est-ce pas ?) cesse, elle ne pense pas que cela sera le cas dans un avenir proche... Une pensée aussi pour Beyrouth...

24 comments:

Revrunner said...

Encouraging to see at least some folks out and about.

Small City Scenes said...

Sad and tragic. I have no words.............................

Randy said...

I am so glad you got out and about. I love the paper Eiffel Towers.

Kate said...

The flowers. . . so much horror but still the beauty of the flowers and nature. It has to have some soothing effect, albeit so little.

RedPat said...

There seems to be nothing to say, Ciel! The horror of the events is mind-numbing. Be safe.

Bob Crowe said...

Chrystalline impressions of solemn moments.l

Dave said...

Its so sad Ciel, I can't bear to listen to the reports and there's nothing I can say that's of any help.

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Poignant pictures Ciel, I'm afraid you'r right, can't see any end in sight...take care..

Josette T said...

que dire face à la barbarie...

Halcyon said...

I can only imagine how the victims and their families are feeling right now. My heart goes out to them and to all the people in Paris. It's so unbelievable what people will do to each other in the name of religion or whatever... I just can't understand it. At least it is bringing people together in new ways.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautiful flowers Ceil. I feel you may be right, at least for a while.. or always, sadly.

Lowell said...

It's all so sad. Such madness. Your photo tour is quite poignant!

VP said...

The right kind of post for a day like today...

EG CameraGirl said...

The flowers seem very appropriate to me, Ciel. And I fear that you are correct that this violence will not end any time soon. Very sad.

Sharon Anck said...

I am afraid you are right. I doubt it will stop any time soon.

llandudnopictures said...

A fine reminder that life has to go on, regardless.

Stuart said...

You are so right. There are horrors around the world that don't get nearly the coverage that Paris does. Pretty discouraging.

William Kendall said...

It is heart wrenching.

Loree said...

My heart bleeds. But I agree with you that I don't think that any of this will stop any time soon. It's so sad.

donnie said...

in the cruelty and sadness and pain of these despicable deeds it is beautiful to feel the gentle optimism and strength in little bits of paper folded into towers

SRQ said...

I'm sickened by these horrific attacks, Ciel. I was glued to the TV Friday night in disbelief. So glad you posted…and to know you're okay.

Wayne said...

A fitting post for today. I like the petite Eiffel towers.

Thérèse said...

Que dire? Réfléchir et trouver ce que chacun d'entre nous peut faire pour faire avancer l'Amour et la Paix.

Tanya Breese said...

it's so very tragic...i hope these terrorists groups can be stopped someday :(