Sunday, November 29, 2009

Yellow Umbrellas


It was raining today. Not so unusual for the end of November in Paris, but what is more surprising is to come across a bunch of people holding an umbrella the same color! I quickly found out they were all taking part in a Viva Ashraf demonstration (see more here) to protest the lack of democracy in Iran. This protest has apparently been going on for quite a while now, throughout the world. In Paris they gather every weekend at Place du Chatelet.

21 comments:

  1. That's it—I'm going to get a yellow umbrella! I don't know whether this is going on in NY, but I'll have to find out. Thanks for showing this, Eric.

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  2. Its an interesting way to show solidarity. And, another interesting glimpse at one of the many faces of Paris.

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  3. Ummbarella..ummbarella...ummbarella...merci Rihanna!! Nice shot though!

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  4. I'm impressed that these protesters continue to gather. It's not easy to maintain momentum and this is so important.

    I'm surprised the umbrellas aren't green! I remember that being the color the protesters used in Tehran. I don't often have need of an umbrella, but I could use a yellow parasol.

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  5. What a meaningful background story to a great shot. Looks like a bunch of solidarity sunflowers!

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  6. Beautiful shot; love the dark branches above contrasting with the yellow.

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  7. This is not Iranian's green movement(like the one on 25july 2009), the green movement is supported by all Iranians, but this demonstrations belong to Maryam Rajabi...they are an opposition which most of Iranians dont support...because of their Ideology and their big mistakes in the past...anyway...this is the reason of yellow color..they are minority..

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  8. Fantastic shot. Love the yellow against the darks & grey. -- Elizabeth

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  9. The bright yellow umbrellas stand out beautifully against the dull rain, lovely photo!

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  10. Thanks baharv, that clears it up for me. I'll make my parasol green then.

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  12. what a view! with all these yellow umbrella.
    Very cool.

    It's raining so much here in Vancouver..we get the most rain in November!

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  13. Ils sont jaunes parce que l'on est pas à Cherbourg Lol

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  14. Interesting, Bahrav.
    This reminds me of Christo's artwork of the Umberellas. His wife, Jeanne Claude died recently.
    How long is the rain supposed to hold up?

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  15. Well it rained again today and it should also on Monday... Are you coming to Paris PHX?!

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  17. there is something about laundy days and photos of umbrellas in the rain that i really love!

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