Bleu, Blanc, Rouge at Polly Maggoo's - Du bleu, du blanc et du rouge au balcon du Polly Maggoo - 28/130 © 2015 CHANT WAGNER
130 Street Photographies after the Paris Attacks - 130 photographies de rue, après les attentats de Paris - In Memoriam
Even in areas outside of the immediate neighborhood of the Xth and XIth arrondissements of the French capital city where the Paris Attacks concentrated, the national tricolor flag was dressing some very unofficial windows, like those of the Polly Maggoo bar in the Vth arrondissement, two weeks after the events...
Yes, Paris est une fête, but it does not forget it has a sense of duty, what the French call the "devoir de mémoire", the duty to remember (and bear witness to) the worst chapters of their and Europe's history.
It was discussed whether the initiative to deck the city was a flop or a success, some affirming it was a big flop. We think the answer lies somewhere in the middle of that alternate question. The movement was undeniably followed, sometimes quite creatively but it never attained, say, a North-Korean scale of ideological triumph, which in and of itself is a success for a democracy.
We think many more had no material flags to display, nor creative solutions of replacement, or wish to show off, but kept a mental image of it in their minds.
The bar is named after the iconic sixties movie by William Klein about the ordinary craziness of the fashion world, Qui êtes-vous, Polly Maggoo ? The café-bar features a mural made out of mosaics representing the main character of the film, which was played by model and actress Dorothy McGowan.
This photo is part of a series capturing the atmosphere of Paris after 11/13 in 130 pictures, one each day for each of the 130 Paris Attack victims.
Fascination - 23/130
Hacking It - Le système D - 18/130
Recueillement - Meditation - 16/130
A Month Later - Un mois plus tard - 14/130
I Love You - M - Je t'aime, M - 11/130
Under Shock - Sous Le Choc - 8/130