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a day of terror?

‘everyone’s worried about stopping terrorism
well, there’s really an easy way: stop participating in it’
― noam chomsky

today

in

brussel

(see also http://andytownend.com/2015/11/21/twentyfour/ )

(submitted to lucile’s photo101rehab)
*shot with nikon d700 and nikkor 50mm f/1.4 lens and edited in lightroom cc*

29 thoughts on “a day of terror?

  1. I can not click “like” because I do not like this situation…But I like that you went outside and tried to show us how do you feel… I saw on tv it was raining a lot !!! I think we need to stay together and to defend our freedom…

  2. allen burila says:

    I saw this on TV today (BBC America) fell sad coz it use to be safe to walk in this City when i was there ten years ago for 17 years,but we have to continue our and not be afraid because this is what they(terrorist) want to see us afraid and scared.

    • Thank you for taking a look, it was shocking to see the place so empty, at this time of year the streets would normally be crowded. A difficult one for the Government, if they had shut the place down there might have been a terrible price to pay, shut it down and nothing happens and they still get the blame. A tough one indeed.

    • Thank you, that is exactly what this post was about. I wanted to document what happened and the simple act of walking the streets and taking the shots was an act of defiance. I was in London the day of the 7/7 bombings, narrowly missed being blown up, and was back on the Underground the very next day. We need to keep on living and must not let the terrorists win. Yesterday’s empty seats in the town were just as big a ‘win’ for them as an explosion even if no one was physically injured, our society was.

      • I completely agree with you. That’s why it’s important to get out again. Last saturday in Paris was such a cloudy grey day that I didn’t feel like going out. But Sunday, the sun came out so bright and the sky was so blue, it was like a call to life. We got out, brought flowers and sat at a coffee terrasse. We did so again on Monday after work, and Tuesday. I’ve never been out so often before but we need to prove it to ourselves too.
        We need to show we care, we need to share the love, peace and hope.
        Thanks for doing your part, in wandering empty streets and showing the example. We need that!

      • Many people are deeply worried, and in Sweden psychiatrists are warning that we should not talk Too much about this with our small children. I believe they are right. The most difficult situation will be if our young lose hope and faith.

        • I agree with you, the challenge comes when those little ones ask the questions we as adults dare not confront. The future is theirs and we owe it to them to make the world safe for them, and that means each one of us needs to think how best we can do that. However we can. Thank you for your support and continued contribution here Leya, it makes a difference.

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