13/11 Paris

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).

Paris 2005 (Canon Ixus) by Pete Tachauer, on Flickr

Paris 2005 (Canon Ixus) by Pete Tachauer, on Flickr

Paris 2005 (Canon Ixus) by Pete Tachauer, on Flickr


Paris 2005 (Canon Ixus) by Pete Tachauer, on Flickr

Paris 2005 (Canon Ixus) by Pete Tachauer, on Flickr

Paris 2005 (Canon Ixus) by Pete Tachauer, on Flickr


Paris 2005 (Canon Ixus) by Pete Tachauer, on Flickr

Paris 2005 (Canon Ixus) by Pete Tachauer, on Flickr

Paris 2005 (Canon Ixus) by Pete Tachauer, on Flickr
 

Lightmancer

Legend
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.
 

Livnius

Top Veteran
Jun 3, 2012
Melbourne. Australia
Joe
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
 
D

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.
 

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...

-Ray
 

Matero

All-Pro
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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