Sunday photoblogging: Paris

by Chris Bertram on November 15, 2015

Paris café at night

I’ve no words to add to what others have written. Solidarity and care for the dead and those who mourn them and for the wounded and those who care for them are the most important thing right now. Here’s a picture of ordinary life, people in a café.



Ingrid Robeyns 11.15.15 at 12:02 pm

this picture is a wonderful tribute to what was so violently attacked. Thanks, Chris.


Bill Murray 11.15.15 at 6:44 pm

is this one called Paris Nighthawks?


yabonn 11.15.15 at 7:38 pm

Did you know?

Nighthawks is one of these paintings made better by adding an anteater.

This apart, nec mergitur and all that.


Alan White 11.16.15 at 4:36 am

That is a beautifully framed, respectful, peaceful photo. Thank you.


Randy McDonald 11.16.15 at 9:15 pm

Such quiet beauty.


bad Jim 11.17.15 at 9:15 am

Liberté, egalité, fraternité, these three. But also joie de vivre.


Trader Joe 11.18.15 at 1:59 pm

Quintessential Paris.

I can’t say I know this Brasserie particularly (or is it a cafe?) but I’ve passed by dozens like it a hundred times. Indeed at a different time and a different place, I could be one of the patrons, reading something, having a drink and people watching everyone going by.

Praying that quiet nights and relaxation will return to all the streets soon.


yabonn 11.18.15 at 7:37 pm

… also, Belleville is the centre of the world.

… All the better if it can lure Chris & camera in the rue de Belleville, at night. I’m sure Aux Folies would make a nice picture.


Cervantes 11.18.15 at 8:35 pm

This applies to Paris but not, apparently, to the other places where IS has killed many thousands of people around the world including Yemen, Beirut, Turkey, and of course Iraq and Syria including most notably Sinjar (where they murdered thousands and enslaved as many, including the sexual enslavement of hundreds of adolescent girls) plus many bombings in Baghdad as well as the people they have brutally murdered within the territory they control. More people died in the Russian airplane bombing than in Paris — about 100 more. We barely paid attention.

But all of a sudden everybody is performing mourning ceremonies and we have wall-to-wall news coverage because this happened in a western European city.


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