|Fin de la récré !|
Fluctuat nec mergitur
Paris, November 16, 2015 -- A collective of artists paints a street mural on hoardings in the Place de la République, not far from the sites where some of the attacks took place on Friday night.
The letters spell out the Latin motto that has appeared on the seal of the City of Paris since at least the 14th century: "It is tossed by the waves, but it does not sink."The words refer to the small Seine river boat that serves as the symbol on the city's arms.
As has been the case so many times in its nearly 2,500-year history, Paris now finds itself in very rough water. Fluctuat nec mergitur.
After days of darkness to mourn the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks, the Eiffel Tower lights up in blue, white and red — the colors of the French flag.
Paris, 13-14 novembre 2015
Lâches et barbares
How a typical Friday night descended into barbarity
ISIS claimed responsibility for a series of attacks that targeted six locations in Paris with gunfire and explosions, killing at least 129 people.
In an online statement distributed by ISIS supporters, the terror group said eight militants wearing explosive belts and armed with machine guns attacked precisely selected targets [cafés, bars, restaurants, a concert hall] in the French capital. (CNN, Nov. 14, 2015)
|Matt as art by the window light of our room.|
frame #3 San Diego, California (2015) Terry Smith (more here)