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The Arms Of The City Of Paris [Nov. 16th, 2015|09:47 am]
Tony Grist
A boat on choppy water, with the motto, "Fluctuat nec mergitur"

Meaning,  "Rocked, but still afloat".

[User Picture]From: davesmusictank
2015-11-16 10:39 am (UTC)
Sounds appropriate. .
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-11-16 10:59 am (UTC)
Paris has taken a lot of battering in its long history
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[User Picture]From: sorenr
2015-11-16 11:30 am (UTC)
Paris, like London, has a history of being a terrorist target since the middle of the last century. This is nothing new, just on a larger scale. And yet, the Ville de Lumière will go on much as it always has.

Daesh, Real IRA, whatever. Cities - and their populations - are strong.

It did, though, tug at my heart strings to see a thing like this unfold in a city I used to call home... Much as the London bombings in 2005 did. Or the shootings in Copenhagen this spring. It's always horrid to wait for friends to give word that they are safe.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-11-16 01:23 pm (UTC)
And don't forget the siege of Paris in 1870 and the Nazi occupation. Paris has seen it all and always bounces back.

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