The Sentries - Fénelon High School Right After a Bomb Alert - Les sentinelles : le lycée Fénelon juste après une alerte à la bombe - 130 Street Photographies after the Paris Attacks {Paris Street Photo}


The Sentries - Fénelon High School Right After a Bomb Alert, January 26, 2016- Les sentinelles : le lycée Fénelon juste après une alerte à la bombe le 26 janvier 2016 - 48/130 © 2016 CHANT WAGNER

130 Street Photographies after the Paris Attacks - 130 photographies de rue, après les attentats de Paris - In Memoriam

Yesterday, six high schools in Paris amongst the most historic - and also best academically in France - were the scenes of simultaneous bomb alerts. After several phone calls alerted authorities, the students were evacuated either in the courtyards or on the streets and a bomb squad was sent to Henri IV where a suspicious package had been located...

The phone calls turned out to be pranks, which is technically correct a term, yet admittedly mild a word for finding funny this kind of plaisanterie in a time when a state of emergency exists. On the other hand, one cannot exclude the possibility that they could be rehearsals or Cry-Wolf or strategic diversion tactics since similar simultaneous bomb alerts took place the same day in schools in Great Britain.

I had the time to swing by and see what was going on near the school I went to, Fénelon. What I noticed were some faces looking pensive bordering on aghast, just like right after November 13. A group of students was dwindling away. Some parents had visibly come to evaluate the situation. The guardian of the building was on the doorstep of the high school. There was still some tension in the air.

This is due not least to the fact that there is a Jewish foyer on the same street which is protected by the military almost all the time, although I once went by recently there and there was no one, which allowed me to take a closer shot of the place.

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.


Letting the Light In - Laisser la lumière entrer - 47/130

The Lights Are On Again - La lumière revient - 46/130

First Signs of a Reawakening - Les premiers signes d'un renouveau - 45/130

French-American Friendship - L'amitié franco-américaine - 44/130

The Young Patriot - Le jeune patriote - 43/130

The Republic Stands United in Front of the Screens - La République est debout, unie devant les écrans - 42/130

Reading, Protecting the Plaque - Lire, Protéger la Plaque - 41/130

Clear Eyes. Full Hearts. - Plein les yeux et le coeur - 40/130

Place de la République January 9, 2016 - Place de la République le 9 janvier 2016 - 39/130

Prepping the Tree of Remembrance - Préparatifs autour de l'Arbre du Souvenir - 38/130

A Parisian Elf's Reaction - La réaction d'un lutin parisien - 37/130

Rue Alibert (é) (Liberté) - 36/130

Breaking Down - Un trop plein de souffrance - 35/130

Flowers, Sawdust, Blood - Des fleurs, de la sciure et du sang - 34/130

Have Heart - Courage - 33/130

A New Pilgrimage Map is Born - Une nouvelle carte de pèlerinage est née - 32/130

Fire with Humor - Combattre le feu par l'humour - 31/130

Looking Back Towards the Future of the Past - Regarder vers le futur du passé - 30/130

Fluctuat Nec Mergitur Is Still Around - Fluctuat Nec Mergitur perdure - 29/130

Bleu, Blanc, Rouge at Polly Maggoo's - Du bleu, du blanc et du rouge au balcon du Polly Maggoo - 28/130

Shining the Light on November 13 - Projeter la lumière sur le 13 novembre - 27/130

Strange Goings Around a Carousel - Etrange manège le soir du réveillon de Noël - 26/130

The New In Colors - Le tricolore revient en vogue - 25/130

Drawing Resilience with Tealights - Dessiner la résilience avec des bougies - 24/130

Fascination - 23/130

Everything Happened, Nothing Happened - Tout est arrivé, rien n'est arrivé - 22/130

Patriotic Street Art - Un art des rues patriotique - 21/130

Keeping Emergency Services in a Central Paris Hospital - Maintien des urgences à l'Hôtel-Dieu - 20/130

Semiotics of Insult - La sémiotique de l'insulte - 19/130

Hacking It - Le système D - 18/130

Habit Rouge Impression - Une Impression d'Habit Rouge - 17/130

Recueillement - Meditation - 16/130

Saving Memorial Art from the Rain - Sauver un art de la mémoire de la pluie - 15/130

A Month Later - Un mois plus tard - 14/130

December 13, 2015 - Le 13 décembre 2015 - 13/130

Quentin Mourier, 29 ans - Quentin Mourier - 29 years old - 12/130

I Love You - M - Je t'aime, M - 11/130

Game Over: Culture Shock - Fin de partie : le choc culturel - 10/130

The Blood of the Republic was Shed - Le sang de la République a été versé - 9/130

Under Shock - Sous Le Choc - 8/130

Bullet Holes at the Laundromat - Impacts de balles au Lavratonic - 7/130

A La Bonne Bière Reopens: Shades of Emotions - Une Palette d'Emotions - 6/130

Peaceful Day at République - Jour Paisible à République - 5/130

Eagles of Death Metal - Still up on the Marquee II - Les Eagles of Death Metal sont toujours là-haut sur la marquise II - 4/130

Eagles of Death Metal - Still up on the Marquee - Les Eagles of Death Metal sont toujours là-haut sur la marquise - 3/130

Woman with a Tricolor Turban - La femme au turban tricolore - 2/130

Down Rue de Charonne - En bas de la rue de Charonne - 1/130

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