Peaceful Day at République - Jour Paisible à République - 5/130 © 2015 CHANT WAGNER
130 Street Photographies after the Paris Attacks - 130 photographies de rue, après les attentats de Paris - In Memoriam
Three weeks after the Paris Attacks, Parisians and the French are still feeling emotional and wounded about what took place but more and more are willing to move on.
On a sunny fall day at Place de la République, the victims of the terror attacks were not forgotten but people could resist tears of sadness better and overcome their fear more too as the streets of the capital city became more thronged with passers-by and shoppers...
Fresh flowers continue to be brought to the memorial shrine that the statue of the Republic or Marianne surveys with both pride and benevolence.
The terrorists started their shootings by driving up the rue du Faubourg du Temple to the café A la Bonne Bière which is practically in the axis of the statue and the Place de la République. That café was also the first to reopen yesterday.
When you walk around the neighborhood, you can feel how intimate and interconnected the streets really are. They bespeak of an easy and friendly place. It is all the more shocking that this area was targeted. It's a bit like the equivalent of Brooklyn in New York City, as a doctor residing in the area remarked.
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.