Saturday, May 8, 2010

Commemoration



Today is a bank holiday in France (too bad it's a saturday !). We commemorate the end of world war II on May 8th 1945. The giant French flag is installed under the Arc of Triomph on the Champs Elysées and the unknown soldier's tomb is guarded by Republican Guards.

10 comments:

Boom Nisanart said...

magnificent shot

Leif Hagen said...

That's a million Euro photo, Laurent! The flag at the L'arc de triomphe - fantastic!

Nadege said...

Beautiful!

Gunn said...

SUPERB!:-)

Harriet said...

Great photo.

Sharon said...

Beautifully composed!

Velia Marie Marquez said...

The perfect capture.

Starman said...

I don't understand why it is a bank holiday. Shouldn't it be a national holiday?

Laurent said...

Well you're righjt Starman it is in fact a National holiday ... my English !!!

Virginia said...

Oh, I had a nice photo of the flame. Had I known I'd have run it for this special occasion. Your photos are wonderful. LOVE the giant flag, but the close up of the soldiers are superb.
V