Saturday, December 07, 2013

Releasing balloons by the Eiffel Tower...


More Eiffel tower today! But this time it's for a purpose... Yesterday (Friday), there was a gathering on the Trocadéro esplanade to raise awareness on two French journalists (Didier François et Edouard Elias) who have been abducted in Syria 6 months ago. I heard on the radio that they planned to release balloons in front of the Eiffel Tower on this occasion, so of course I was tempted to go. And I did... And did not regret it, for what I saw was really beautiful. Have a great weekend and enjoy your freedom. 

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  1. And we are glad you didn't miss this special, if not sad, occasion. Have a good weekend Eric!

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  2. It's a beautiful display. I hope it helps get the journalists home.

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  3. What a beautiful photo! What a beautiful symbol for a liberation ! If one day I had something very special to celebrate, I would like to see ballons from all colors flying like that in front of the Eiffel Tower or just next to her. Symbols are to be shared and I am glad you were tempted to go there and we to see the result in such a belle photo. I am enjoying this moment of freedom ! And thank you.

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  4. I really keep coming back to this and its surreal effect. Truly a beautiful and unique shot of the Eiffel Tower. It's not every day they release balloons, and let's hope it's ANY day now that they release the hostages.

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  5. I love everything about this photo: the sky, the Tour Eiffel, the guy in profile on the right with the hat, and the symbolism. I have been thinking a lot about freedom, especially since the death of Nelson Mandela, who is one of my heroes. What action can we take on behalf of the journalists?

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    1. FYI the man with the hat in the bottom right of this photo is a Serge July, a famous French journalist. I discovered he was in the shot only afterwards!

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  6. I love everything about this photo: the sky, the Tour Eiffel, the guy in profile on the right with the hat, and the symbolism. I have been thinking a lot about freedom, especially since the death of Nelson Mandela, who is one of my heroes. What action can we take on behalf of the journalists?

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  7. Beautiful shot with the balloons on top of TE !

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  8. I will enjoy my freedom today, and I will totally enjoy this photo! (I thought yesterday's was one of the best ever, but you topped it!) :)

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  9. Thank you so much ; this is truly beautiful and sooooo warm to my heart to know this. The coincidence with the death of Nelson Mandela is also great as a symbol for freedom and hope.

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  10. Everything about this photo is perfection, Eric!! What a treat for all of the "ET" lovers.

    Reader's choice:
    ET =Eiffel Tower or Eric Tenin :)

    Love, ET Suzy

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  11. If I had a prize to bestow for this photo, I would! Am loving this shot and cherishing my freedom.

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