Wednesday, April 10, 2013

French spring!


I was coming back from near the Eiffel Tower today, when I was suddenly blocked by the Police : no throughway, they said... Then I turned my head and saw that they had totally closed the Pont de l'Alma (in the background)... That is how I realized there was a demonstration nearby and that the Police wanted to prevent them from reaching the French Parliament. I could not help but taking a photo of course... The funny part is that when I did, a guy came closer to me and said: it's the French spring! referring to the Arab revolutions who took place in Spring. I doubt it, but I must say the scene was quite impressive...

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  1. I thought that la rentrée was the main time for les manifs. :~} Love the way there's no color in this shot save for the policewoman in the foreground.

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    1. There is no season for a manif' Alexa! Of course, when it's sunny, it helps ;-)

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  2. Tu vas bientôt te spécialiser dans les photos de la maréchaussée, dis-moi! C'est tout un art de se trouver au bon endroit, au bon moment... Bravo pour cette photo! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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    1. C'est vraiment le hasard, mais parfois le hasard fait bien les choses ;-)

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  3. beautiful shock of color against the B&W!

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    1. Merci. I must say I like this photo a lot if I can allow myself to say so!

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  4. Eric

    I love this picture - grey and cloudy and the colourful bib.

    BTW: Has an Anon find his/her way to your blog to do Astroturf? Noticed that since yesterday

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    1. I have more and more spam in here... Which I really hate!

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  5. A very dramatic photo, Eric! BTW, Dallas's spring looks like that today--rain and 42F. x Katie

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  7. Nice captured of the mood, brilliant!

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