At 11am on Thursday 8th January I decided to go to the Place de la République, where the night before vigils took place for those whose lives were taken away the previous day during the Charlie Hebdo attack. Surrounding the monument at the centre of the Place were many tributes, which included candles, pens and flowers. Furthermore, as I walked around it was hard to not notice the repetitive inscriptions of ‘Je suis Charlie’ on the ground. What was poignant was that these sentences were not only written in French, but in a variety of languages including Arabic. It was incredibly moving to see the what was left from the previous night’s gathering, and below are some of the photos that I took.
This Sunday I will be attending a Marche Républicane to pay hommage to the victims of all these attacks.
(See more on my Flickr album here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/roisingrace/sets/72157649782372850/)
This Sunday we were blessed with beautiful clear blue skies in Paris, and to make the most of this perfect weather, myself and two friends headed up the never-ending 284 steps to reach the top of L’Arc de Triomphe. It was both a triumph for us climbing all those steps, and a triumph to the city of Paris – Paris, you are breathtaking. From the top you can see the stunning views of France’s capital from 360 degrees. This is a definite must to anyone visiting Paris, and better yet, it’s free for those under 25! I will be coming back up the Arc de Triomphe, that is for sure. Next time I would love to the city when the sun begins to set. To finish off this magical day, we then strolled around the Jardin des Tuileries and watched the sun setting with sublime views of the Eiffel Tower in the distance.
Some more photos from the day can be found on my flickr account: https://www.flickr.com/photos/roisingrace/sets/72157647121463674/
I have finally entered into the 21st century, and have created a Flickr account! On it you can view all the various photos that I have taken on my trips with the History of Art department to Paris, and some other own personal snaps that I have taken when I have been out and about around the world!
Click on this link to view my photographs: http://www.flickr.com/photos/118377543@N07/