Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Les drapeaux tricolores et le sapin de l'hôtel de ville

Hotel de Ville Versailles town hall Christmas
Since the terror attacks of 13 November, French flags seem to have mushroomed everywhere. While they seem normal to VDP on the town hall, seeing them at the newsagents and Notre-Dame market was unusual in a country that doesn't normally fly the flag anywhere, except on public buildings and at sports events... The shot below will also serve as this year's town hall Christmas tree shot, because it hasn't changed! What has changed, however, is that this year, there is no ice-rink yet in front of the building. To see the previous photos of the town hall at Christmas, click here.

Depuis les attaques terroristes du 13 novembre, des drapeaux français ont fleuri un peu partout. S'il semble logique à VDP qu'il y en ait à l'hôtel de ville, c'est plus inhabituel dans des lieux tels que le kiosque à journaux ou même un stand du marché Notre-Dame. Ce qui change cette année, c'est qu'il n'y a pas encore de patinoire devant la mairie et ce qui ne change pas, c'est le sapin. Pour voir les photos de Noël à l'hôtel de ville les années précédentes, cliquez ici.
Hotel de Ville Versailles town hall Christmas
Newsagents Versailles kiosque à journaux
Marché market Notre-Dame Versailles

18 comments:

Revrunner said...

Vive la France! :-)

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Love that first shot Ciel taken at just the right time of day with the hotel de ville lights showing through, very nice. I'm please that the 'tricolour' is in such abundance....

Wayne said...

Nothing wrong with abundant patriotism, your flag has such nice colors. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

mia more said...

Abundant patroitism...No thanks...that's what arrives with M.Le Pen and will bring nothing good to France.

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Josette T said...

je n'avais pas de drapeau à la maison...peut-être que c'est à ajouter sur les listes au Père Noël

Halcyon said...

I do like the French flag, and I support them being hung as a memorial for the terror attacks. I just hope this isn't an FN thing... pretty scary what a large percentage they received in the last round of voting.

Tanya Breese said...

i really love that first shot!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Your town hall is a beautiful building Ciel, in the day and lit up at night. Such a shame about the ice skating, I'm sure everyone looked forward to it.

EG CameraGirl said...

The town hall is beautiful in this light!

VP said...

It is called national identity, nice to see that it goes slightly beyond football.

Sharon Anck said...

It's nice to see so many French flags flying in all those different places. I love the town hall shots. Such a beautiful building. I bet there are a lot of skaters who are sad not to have the ice rink.

José Mendonça said...

The building is wonderful and I love how it is lit now.

Lowell said...

'Tis a gorgeous building and I love your photo (early evening?) of it. Flag-waving is not patriotism, but I can understand the need to sort of band together in these frightening times. I just hope you don't go the way of the US and come to think that you must wave the flag in order to be a patriot. I always thought that it would be the non-patriots who would want to wave the flag the most.

Dina said...

The building looks beautiful like that. So the ice-rink has been put on ice this year, so to speak?
The flags are a natural reaction, I think.

William Kendall said...

The tri colour certainly stands out well against the architecture. City Hall here flew the French flag over several days at the time of the attacks.

Gunn said...

Looks very pretty.

We have French flags in town, a French cafe and the French Culturehouse, plus in many shops where they sell French food...... we also see your flag.

Norwegian kids have also decorated / made the Eiffel tower in a ginger bread style. I will show you an image on my blog soon.

Goodnight from me in Stavanger.

Thérèse said...

L'identité flotte!