13/11 Paris

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Petach, Nov 13, 2015.

  1. Petach

    Petach Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    We are all shocked at what is unfolding in Paris. People killed at a concert, a soccer match, at restaurants....just cut down without mercy.

    I was last there in 2005. To me, Paris will always be associated with romance, the arts, pavement cafes, architecture.

    The people of France will rise above this, as we did in London and as Americans did after 9/11. We will never forget. But, time will heal.

    My trip in 2005 was before I became interested in Photography. I had a Canon Ixus with a 5mb card. I am surprised at how these came out. I dug them out and show them here so we can see Paris as it was........and as it will always be (even after these terrible events).

    11540226945_d2e39d6317_b.jpg Paris 2005 (Canon Ixus) by Pete Tachauer, on Flickr

    11540228775_8d7c49020a_b.jpg Paris 2005 (Canon Ixus) by Pete Tachauer, on Flickr

    11540275394_0c86602c7a_b.jpg Paris 2005 (Canon Ixus) by Pete Tachauer, on Flickr

    11576580266_afa0612580_b.jpg Paris 2005 (Canon Ixus) by Pete Tachauer, on Flickr

    11576578596_6752650c5e_b.jpg Paris 2005 (Canon Ixus) by Pete Tachauer, on Flickr

    11575992533_7e29b79734_b.jpg Paris 2005 (Canon Ixus) by Pete Tachauer, on Flickr

    11540284444_b8301e9da5_b.jpg Paris 2005 (Canon Ixus) by Pete Tachauer, on Flickr

    11540402316_33e059d289_b.jpg Paris 2005 (Canon Ixus) by Pete Tachauer, on Flickr

    11540286844_068c10c739_b.jpg Paris 2005 (Canon Ixus) by Pete Tachauer, on Flickr
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  2. Over 140 people have died. Too sad.
  3. Just got home and reading some of this. Very sad.

    let's keep it civil here though.
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2015
  4. taqtaq

    taqtaq Regular

    May 31, 2015
    Espoo, Finland
    I woke up this morning and found out about what's happening via this thread. Unreal..
  5. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    May I suggest that we keep this thread focussed upon expressions of condolence and sympathy. Please remember that this is not the place for political or religious debate or statements, speculations, advice or recriminations. Peter's images speak of happier and less turbulent times; if you have your own images of Paris at peace, perhaps sharing them here is a good way to contribute, and express yourself at this tragic time, but please keep it calm. Thank you.
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  6. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Paris at peace.
    Le Consulat
    par Lightmancer, on ipernity
    My thoughts today are with the survivors and my condolences to the families of those who have lost loved ones.
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  7. Livnius

    Livnius Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Jun 3, 2012
    Melbourne. Australia
    Spent much of the morning feeling like crap....a mixture of disbelief and despair, the sort that you only feel when you watch on as humanity conspires to do something so utterly stupid and cruel to itself.

    I decided to do something about these feelings, to smother all this negativity, so I opened up some of my old snapshots take in Paris 11 years ago with a $90 pocket camera and to put together this collage of memories....to reminisce being a younger man backpacking around Europe for a year, to making new friends, to drinking dancing and laughing - often until the sun came up...and to falling in love with a beautiful girl. This is 'my' Paris.

    I hope everyone here who has been lucky enough to visit the city is able to remember it in this way too.

    paris à jamais dans mon cœur
    by Joe Krizan, on Flickr
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  8. pdk42

    pdk42 Regular

    Apr 4, 2014
    Human stupidity really has no bounds.
  9. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    I don't want to make any "political" or agenda statements, but my sympathies go way beyond the unfortunate victims to future victims, to say that all of us across the world should pause for a moment and think about some healing that we can effect to change our direction, so this isn't repeated.
  10. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Thanks for sharing your photos Pete, Bill and Joe. Who's got more?
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  11. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    May 13, 2013
    A happy moment in Paris. Out of respect to the victims and as a protest to terrorism and extremism.

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  12. rayvonn

    rayvonn Top Veteran

    Jan 19, 2015
    1998. This is why we'll all keep going back again and again.

    17575729860_6cb8e3b351_h.jpg Paris 98 by Otim, on Flickr
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  13. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    No photos of Paris from the one time I was there 34 years ago. But my deepest sorrow for those who went through it, the families of those who died, and the living who will be scarred by the experience for the rest of their lives. I'm not sure if there's a solution to this global mess we find ourselves in, at least a solution that won't be worse than the problem. I hope for the return of some level of sanity, somehow, some time. But I've never been an optimist about the state of the world and this doesn't seem like a time to start... Oddly, in my own personal life, I've always been quite an optimist - I can't quite square that one...

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  14. nippa

    nippa Top Veteran

    Aug 7, 2010
    Cheshire UK

    My wife and I spend much of our time in France and were in Paris in September.
    Nous pensons à vous
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  15. donlaw

    donlaw All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Sep 14, 2012
    Never been to France, but my heart goes out.
    Thanks for sharing all the photos of happier times there.
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  16. serhan

    serhan All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    Sad day!

    From 2006:
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  17. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Even those who've never visited feel they 'know' Paris. It is a universal city and a great sadness.
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  18. Matero

    Matero Top Veteran

    Jan 28, 2014
    Helsinki, Finland
    i have extra bond to Paris. My first visit outside Nordic countries was to Paris. And ever after I return to this city. My two kids are in French School and they speak perfectly French. Nowadays I enjoy Paris (and France) even more when I have my private translators with me.

    This is from my first visit in 1981, sorry about the bad scan

    Paris France 1981 10.09.00 Image 4
    by Matero, on Flickr

    And the other pictures just represent my love for the city.

    Paris France 2011-10-12 11.48.13 SLT-A55V DT 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 f6.3 1_40s ISO200_DustStorm
    by Matero, on Flickr

    What would Paris be without river Seine and bridges?

    Paris France 2011-10-08 19.35.17 SLT-A55V DT 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 f5.0 1_100s ISO400_DustStorm
    by Matero, on Flickr

    Paris France 2012-10-13 19.45.45 SLT-A55V DT 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 f4.0 1_15s ISO1600
    by Matero, on Flickr

    Versailles is in my heart connected to Paris because of the history and what happened there.

    My Madame photographing The park of Versailles

    Paris France 2011-10-09 18.17.02 SLT-A55V DT 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 f7.1 1_100s ISO160_DustStorm
    by Matero, on Flickr

    So you can only imagine my sorrow and tears when I read from the news what was happening in "my city". I just noticed it before going to bed, and at that night I didn't go to bed at all then.

    But people of Paris will survive, someone here said that we will overcome and heal, but we'll not forget.

    Paris France 2012-10-16 13.58.49 SLT-A55V DT 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 f4.0 1_50s ISO100
    by Matero, on Flickr
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  19. rayvonn

    rayvonn Top Veteran

    Jan 19, 2015
    I gotta try that!