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An old one I finally remembered. On my visit to Paris in the end of March I passed by the memorial for the victims of the war in Algeria. This memorial is on the bank of Seine just a few hundred meters from the Eiffel tower. It consists of three stone column and each of those have a scrolling text. The texts are in the colors of the French flag and this is the middle one with white text.

At the time of my visit there were ceremonies at all war memorials in Paris, therefore the flowers in blue, white and red. Maybe some of you French guys can explain that.

I waited as the text scrolled to try and find a single word with a strong impact. I did not have to wait long and I think I suceeded in that as "Morts pour.." means "Died for.."

I took another picture of this in a January night, earlier picture

In PP I made the background darker and less saturated to highlight the memorial. Increased contrast on the text display separately.

Addition:
The holiday of the season here in Sweden as October shifts into November is "The day of all saints" on the first Saturday of November. On that weekend it is a tradition to decorate the graves of our relatives with flowers and candles. A good time for that too as darkness falls around 4 pm and the cementaries are lit up by hundreds of candles. I guess this picture could be my contribution to that tradition.

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