Saturday, October 1, 2016

City Daily Photo Theme Day - "Abandoned"



Jardin des Tuileries
"Abandoned"

If you are not familiar with this popular and historied Paris garden 
the photo above might appear as just a "park photo."
This shot was made on the day after the November 13, 2015 
terrorist attacks. 


On this beautiful, crisp November Saturday, the
garden was closed, an eerie sight.  On a typical weekend,
you would not see any empty green chairs, and the paths would be 
filled with families, children, couples, and people enjoying life.


Jardin des Tuileries, abandoned.... and silent



Jardin des Tuileries
75001, Paris

Today I join other City Daily Photobloggers
around the world on Theme Day - here.

8 comments:

Jim said...

Good idea for a theme day shot but seriously eerie.
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Jack said...

Genie, what a brilliant concept. I didn't realize (or at least didn't remember) that you were in Paris at the time of the attacks. That must have been traumatic.

OJ said...

What a poignant reminder of that horrific event!

SRQ said...

Seeing this photo and knowing the context....it highlights the very real impact of terrorists -- scaring people into changing their behavior. Who would have thought, the day before, that people would be too terrified to visit this popular park? We're living a different world now. Good interpretation for theme day.

Harriet said...

Paris was definitely grieving on that day - a lack of people in this beautiful park says it all.

RedPat said...

Sobering.

Paula Lima said...

Nobody there? Closed? Almost impossible!

William Kendall said...

Appropriate for the theme, and sobering.