Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Armistice's day


I waited until this afternoon to post today's picture because I wanted a fresh one from the Arc of Triomphe where this morning took place the commemoration ceremony of the end of World War I. So I went to the Champs Elysées and I'm just back with these pictures.
For the first time a German leader, Angela Merkel, has attended the ceremony with Nicolas Sarkozy. I think this is a perfect sign to show the friendship that is now in place between France and Germany and it gives hope for the future.

8 comments:

Harriet said...

Perfect photos for the day. Thank you.

Steffe said...

Nice that Merkel was there. I remember visiting this part of the Arc of Triomphe.

White Oleander said...

Wonderful photos :)

tapirgal said...

What a heartwarming post. As Steffe said. . . . Also, the second photo is really beautiful.

Eiffel Tower Suzy said...

I have chills! My great-grandfather camped under the Arc when the he and the other US soldiers came to help liberate Paris. Thanks for these wonderful shots. I can almost see him there.

Frank said...

That IS a momentous occasion to have both France and Germany represented.
The photos are terrific.

Was the United States part of the ceremony??

Sharon said...

Beautiful photos and most appropriate for today!

Virginia said...

Lovely photos and tribute. I hope my Paris blog post will be correct!