Monday, 23 November 2015

Les bougies à l'hôtel de ville

Bougies candles Versailles town hall Paris terror attacks 2015
Seen on Saturday in front of the town hall which you have seen numerous times on this blog. Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité, the French national motto just seems even more important now after the terror attacks of 13 November... VDP was going to an event (more tomorrow) and note the security barriers that aren't usually there... This was one week and a day after. And also the day after the attack in Bamako...

C'était samedi devant l'hôtel de ville. Une semaine et un jour après. Le lendemain de Bamako. Notez les barrières de sécurité qui ne sont habituellement pas là...
Bougies candles Versailles town hall Paris terror attacks 2015

27 comments:

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Very poignant, stay safe...

Lois said...

The sad reminders of that day will be around for quite awhile I'm afraid.

Revrunner said...

Echoing Geoff.

Michelle said...

Sad, yet good to see the brotherhood of your famed city. Stay safe!!!!

RedPat said...

It is probably safe there now with so many police patrolling but be careful, Ciel!

Taken For Granted said...

The national motto is more important now than ever. Our hearts go out to the people of Paris in these trying times. Our flags are flying at half mast in morning for the dead. Increased security is only to be expected.

Kate said...

13 November is going to be a date of infamy just as our 9/11 describes ours. The terrorist acts have set the entire globe on edge.

mia more said...

Yes thanks to the stupid Mr. Bush . Iraq is the cradle of IS and without the invasion of Iraq IS would probably not exist, that's what most of the politicians and specialists say.

mia more said...

There are Nations all over the World where terrorists attacks happen daily, I require a minute of silence for all of them. Security and fear are for sure not the answer and sorry but in my town there are much more candles, flowers and thoughts for the victims

Thérèse said...

Bougies d'espoir pour un monde meilleur.

Stuart said...

These impromptu monuments are very moving.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Sad to see the barriers Ciel, will the world ever be sane I wonder.. I'm not hopeful :(

Josette T said...

samedi il faisait froid et pluie...je n'ai pas eu droit au salon du livre pour les jeunes... dommage mais c'est sans doute à cause de la sécurité qui nous passait au détecteur avant d'entrer, peu de monde dans le grand salon...
bises

EG CameraGirl said...

Excellent motto the French have!

Sharon Anck said...

It's a sad reminder. I was listening to the news this morning and it sounds like things are even more locked down in Belgium right now.

Lowell said...

It's good to see this display which symbolizes the hurt and desolation of the terrorist attacks, and yet also the determination of the people who are not giving up.

VP said...

Be careful and vigilant...

Wayne said...

I suspect the barriers will remain present for a while. It's an opportunity to engage in dialog with complete strangers while waiting in queue. The candles look very colorful against the weathered stone.

Halcyon said...

So incredibly sad. A nice impromptu memorial though.

Tanya Breese said...

sad to think that when you've posted this in the past we never thought we'd be seeing it like this :(

Loree said...

Take care. I hope all this will be over soon, even though I highly doubt it.

William Kendall said...

Very sad. The sculptural face catches my eye.

Small City Scenes said...

Liberty~Equality~Fraternity
Well said
MB

Oakland Daily Photo said...

The face on the wall looks like he feels the pain the candles are trying to assuage.

Dina said...

Such an appropriate setting for the candles. Glad you captured the famous words.

Daryl said...

living in NYC post-Sept 11 has changed the way we look at the world, i am so sorry the French have to learn to adapt to this way of living

José Mendonça said...

Sad but beautiful.