Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Weekend Reflections 12 - Mayday : Place Garibaldi


Where is one of my favourite squares in Nice reflected this week?? On the shiny black bonnet of a car parked in Plaza Garibaldi. If you look closely at the flyer tucked beneath the windscreen wiper, you will notice President Sarkozy's attempts to get re-elected this weekend by promising a France "forte et juste" (strong and fair). The French have much to reflect upon as they go to the polls on Sunday May 6th - will they be brave and strong enough to elect a Socialist President in the form of Francois Hollande??


Whilst we eagerly await the result - feast your eyes upon the beauty of Plaza Garibaldi in Nice - and perhaps reflect upon the fact that this is a country whereby 6 million people (18%) voted in the first round  for Le Front National - the Far Right's Marine Le Pen - worrying times indeed......May Day, Mayday, Mayday, m'aidez.......m'aidez........


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15 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

These reflections are GREAT! What a good eye you have!

Sylvia K said...

I can only repeat what EG has written! These are GREAT indeed and you do, indeed, have a great eye, Catherine! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Virginia said...

how clever. I had a hard time with the top photo! :)
V

Giancarlo said...

un felice week end per Te....ciao

Riet said...

What great reflection photo's , they are perfect .

Dianne said...

You have found wonderful reflections on the bonnet of this shiny black car. It will be interesting to see the outcome of the elections ... I will watching it all unfold from afar.

Ebie said...

I love it! Blue and yellow are my perfect color combination!

Francisca said...

Oh yeah! Fabulous place, Place Garibaldi; and a creative presentation of the square and its reflections, Catherine. Reflecting on French politics, however, is scary. You know, I'm half French by blood (actually 1/4, the other 1/4 is Corsican), but I'll be danged if I understand their world view... and their attraction to the likes of the Le Pens. Never did like NS, and not clear if FH is up for the job... but we'll see. Where have all the real leaders gone? (And I mean that globally.) :-)

Malyss said...

Place GAribaldi is one of my favorite spots, and you caught a beautyful reflection.

Cezar and Léia said...

Awesome captures, the reflections are so beautiful!You are very talented!
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

louciao said...

Sometimes it's a good thing to get bent out of shape. Beautiful yellow tone set off perfectly against the blue.

Laurel's Quill said...

Love the reflection on the car hood. How fortunate you are to live in so many exotic places...I have never lived outside of California.

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Great series!

Catherine said...

Thanks very much for all your lovely comments this week - very much appreciated as usual....

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

The reflections and various angles are gorgeous with the colors of the Riviera... You have reminded me that I have a windshield reflection of a cathedral that I must dig out...

Bises,
Genie