pEAcE bUt lOvE fIrst / from lAst vIsItOr by David Cardona -a nOn flAsh tAkEs serie-

by David Cardona August. 17, 2007 30820 views

pEAcE bUt lOvE fIrst -2000 dAys wIthOUt IngrId And clArA-

blEU -fInAlE- []
from BLEU by Krzysztof Kieslowski -Trois Couleurs-

A trIbUtE tO

Ingrid Betancourt
colombian and french citizen
Green Party candidate
to presidential elections
Colombia 2002-2006
Kidnapped since 2001


Clara Rojas
Kidnapped since 2001

twO fEmAlE cItIzEns kIdnAppEd in 2001 In Colombia, thEIr Own cOUntry, On prActIcE Of thEIr pOlItIcAl rIghts!

FrEEdOm for thEm!

blEU -fInAlE- []

Ean tes gloses ton anthropon lalo ke ton angelon
agapin de mi eho, gegona halkos ihon i cymbalon alalazon.
Ke ean eho profitian ke ido ta mystiria panta
oste ori methistanin,agapin de mi eho
ouden imi.
I agapi makrothymi, christevete,
I agapi ou zili, i agapi ou perperevete, ou fysioute.
Panta stegi, panta pistevi, panta elpizi, panta ypomeni,
i agapi oudepote ekpipti
ite de profitie katargithisonte
ite glose pafsonte
ite gnosis katargithisete
Nini de meni, pistis, elpis, agapi,
ta tria tafta,
mizon de touton i agapi.

English translation:

Though I speak with the tongues of angels
if have not love, my worlds would resound with but a tinkling cymbal.
And though I have the gift of prophecy and understand all mysteries
and though I have all faith so that I could remove mountains
if I have not love I am nothing
Love is patient, full of goodness,
love tolerates all things, aspires to all things
Love never dies
while the prophecies shall be done away
tongues shall be silenced
knowledge shall fade
Thus then shall linger only
faith, hope and love
but the greatest of these is love.

From Youtube´s comment

The finale of the 1993 french film ‘Bleu’ directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski.

The music is the 'Song for the Unification of Europe' from the film's soundtrack, composed by Zbigniew Preisner and sung in Greek. It's an abridged version of 1 Corinthians:13 ("Hymn to Love") of the Bible.

Sinfonia Varsovia, conducted by Wojciech Michniewski
Elzbieta Towarnicka, soprano
The Silesia Philharmonic Choir.

from Youtube´s comment


English Full Version Text (*)

1 Corinthians 13

1 If I speak in the tongues(a) of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.
2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
3If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames,(b) but have not love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.
9For we know in part and we prophesy in part,
10but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears.
11When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me.
12Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.


(a). Corinthians 13:1 Or languages
(b). Corinthians 13:3 Some early manuscripts body that I may boast


In spAnIsh (*)

La Excelencia del Amor
1 Corintios 13

1Si yo hablara lenguas humanas y angélicas, pero no tengo amor, he llegado a ser como metal que resuena o címbalo que retiñe.
2Y si tuviera el don de profecía, y entendiera todos los misterios y todo conocimiento, y si tuviera toda la fe como para trasladar montañas, pero no tengo amor, nada soy.
3Y si diera todos mis bienes para dar de comer a los pobres, y si entregara mi cuerpo para ser quemado, pero no tengo amor, de nada me aprovecha.
4El amor es paciente, es bondadoso; el amor no tiene envidia; el amor no es jactancioso, no es arrogante;
5no se porta indecorosamente; no busca lo suyo, no se irrita, no toma en cuenta el mal recibido ;
6no se regocija de la injusticia, sino que se alegra con la verdad;
7todo lo sufre, todo lo cree, todo lo espera, todo lo soporta.
8El amor nunca deja de ser; pero si hay dones de profecía, se acabarán; si hay lenguas, cesarán; si hay conocimiento, se acabará.
9Porque en parte conocemos, y en parte profetizamos;
10pero cuando venga lo perfecto, lo incompleto se acabará.
11Cuando yo era niño, hablaba como niño, pensaba como niño, razonaba como niño; pero cuando llegué a ser hombre, dejé las cosas de niño.
12Porque ahora vemos por un espejo, veladamente, pero entonces veremos cara a cara; ahora conozco en parte, pero entonces conoceré plenamente, como he sido conocido.
13Y ahora permanecen la fe, la esperanza y el amor, estos tres; pero el mayor de ellos es el amor.

La Biblia de las Américas (LBLA) version

In French (*)

L´amour (lA chArItÉ)
1 Corinthiens 13

1Quand je parlerais les langues des hommes et des anges, si je n'ai pas la charité, je suis un airain qui résonne, ou une cymbale qui retentit.
2Et quand j'aurais le don de prophétie, la science de tous les mystères et toute la connaissance, quand j'aurais même toute la foi jusqu'à transporter des montagnes, si je n'ai pas la charité, je ne suis rien.
3Et quand je distribuerais tous mes biens pour la nourriture des pauvres, quand je livrerais même mon corps pour être brûlé, si je n'ai pas la charité, cela ne me sert de rien.
4La charité est patiente, elle est pleine de bonté; la charité n'est point envieuse; la charité ne se vante point, elle ne s'enfle point d'orgueil,
5elle ne fait rien de malhonnête, elle ne cherche point son intérêt, elle ne s'irrite point, elle ne soupçonne point le mal,
6elle ne se réjouit point de l'injustice, mais elle se réjouit de la vérité;
7elle excuse tout, elle croit tout, elle espère tout, elle supporte tout.
8La charité ne périt jamais. Les prophéties prendront fin, les langues cesseront, la connaissance disparaîtra.
9Car nous connaissons en partie, et nous prophétisons en partie,
10mais quand ce qui est parfait sera venu, ce qui est partiel disparaîtra.
11Lorsque j'étais enfant, je parlais comme un enfant, je pensais comme un enfant, je raisonnais comme un enfant; lorsque je suis devenu homme, j'ai fait disparaître ce qui était de l'enfant.
12Aujourd'hui nous voyons au moyen d'un miroir, d'une manière obscure, mais alors nous verrons face à face; aujourd'hui je connais en partie, mais alors je connaîtrai comme j'ai été connu.
13Maintenant donc ces trois choses demeurent: la foi, l'espérance, la charité; mais la plus grande de ces choses, c'est la charité.

Louis Segond version


This Photoblog entry related links:

Trois Couleurs BLANC -Stills- []

Trois Couleurs ROUGE -fIrst mInUtE- []

fIrst vIsItOr by David Cardona []

Ingrid Betancourt related links:

Ingrid Betancourt Info []

FICIB Fédération Internationale des Comités Ingrid Betancourt
pour la libération des otages en Colombie

Ingrid Betancourt on Green Parties site []

Other related links:

Irene Jacob on Krystof Kieslowski (with English Subtitles) [] -frAtErnItE-

Julliet Binoche on Kieslowski []

A Tribute to Kieslowski:

Remembering Kieslowski []

pEtItE prIncEssE, Remember that:

Love never dies…

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

faith, hope and love
but the greatest of these is love.


pEAcE Is nOt wAr AftEr WaR, bUt lOvE dOn´t let wAr bE -David Cardona-

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Special thanks to jUlIAnA tObOn [] for her suggestions and support in traslations and corrections on-line.

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……………………….Thursday, 2007.08.16. -2000 dAys without Ingrid and Clara-………………………..
Arturo Hincapie, colombian painter in Medellín seeing a lighted sign at the top of Coltejer Tower that said “PAZ” -PEACE-………………………. Another Christmas without them?………………. ————————–pEAcE Is nOt wAr AftEr WaR, bUt lOvE dOn´t let wAr bE————————

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Mirikapi 12 years ago


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David Cardona 12 years ago

bEst whIshes at first! I´m very honoured by your kind comments dear ladies and gentlemen. This tribute was done due your participation too. [i][b]Thank you[/b]![/i]

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Ajoeh 12 years ago

Nice angle and compo.

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Justsuz 12 years ago

great night shot - I like all the different colors of lights

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Cezar 12 years ago

Thanks a lot for a comment:)
Ur idea is great!


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Guilherme Duarte 12 years ago


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Zohre Sadry Nejad 12 years ago

Hi. Thanks For your Visit & Thanks For your posetive Idea, I hope See you in my Page Again

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Daniel 12 years ago

interesting composition:)

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Dosflame 12 years ago

Nice... Touching... 1 Cor 13, for lovers... Thank you for sharing!

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Helen 12 years ago

Beautiful shot!

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Mirikapi 12 years ago

Nice photo
And thanks for the comment

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Nandabagus 12 years ago

thanks.... but your photo is "saru" (javanese language)

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Lynda 12 years ago

You're a gadfly awakening consciousness
Thanks you for reminding me of what is really important??
Peace, love

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Marco 12 years ago


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Ehsancss 12 years ago

i feel blue when i saw that... But it's really beautiful.different colors and the Silence ... I Think It's "The Sound Of Colors" .

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Rhonda 12 years ago

Excellent night shot, I love the colors!!

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Amelia 12 years ago

de donde eres???

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Varghese Mathew 12 years ago

nice one there... :)

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Jendayee 12 years ago

I realyy hope that we know more about Ingrid and Clara, wishing they're alive and will get back to their families soon !

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Kamila 12 years ago

thanks once again, but where can I see Your new pic?:)

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David Cardona 12 years ago

Thanks [url=]Mr. Jiangbo[/url]. I like your work so much. But "[i]kink[/i]" or "[i]kind[/i]"? he he he!

You make me remember how was spelling the great [url=]Helmut Newton[/url]: "thE kIng Of thE kInk"! Thanks for your kind comments!

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Wang Jiangbo 12 years ago

I like the style! Great pics! And thank you for your kink comments on my photo blog!

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Mirikapi 12 years ago

Great photos!!!! And thanks for comment!

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Tom 12 years ago

Great Shot

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Alessandro Gho 12 years ago

Great and artistic shot!

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Jendayee 12 years ago

very interesting post ! very very.... thanks !

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Nicolo 12 years ago

Always enjoyed ur pics, great stuff.

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Monika 12 years ago

very interesting...!

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Michel Beroard 12 years ago

Very good. I like the statut of this man with his luggage

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Chris 12 years ago

Very nice picture

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Edith 12 years ago

PAZ <3

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David Cardona 12 years ago

Thanks for your kind comments dear ladies and gentlemen!

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Super Membrillooooo. 12 years ago

Interesting night life. :)

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Whitecotton 12 years ago

lonely night~

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Cece Blackstock 12 years ago

Very well spoken. I'll keep these two in my prayers...

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Tim 12 years, 1 month ago

Peace for love! Impressive!

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Rozariasbanned 12 years, 1 month ago

new post from you... great :)

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Freyja 12 years, 1 month ago


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Anna 12 years, 1 month ago

Very Artistic! Love it!
[url=]Anna :)[/url]

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Hedwiga 12 years, 1 month ago

Thanks for your posting and focusing attention on the kidnapping problem.

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Taifallos 12 years, 1 month ago

Really like it David... calm, alone, peaceful, eerie, silence, and simple pleasure. Nice! **

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Bhim 12 years, 1 month ago

interesting . great post

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Mikkal Noptek 12 years, 1 month ago

I hope they'll be soon free.

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Marco 12 years, 1 month ago

Gostei da imagem, mas tocou-me ainda mais todos os factos que se "escondem" para além da imagem.


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Kamila 12 years, 1 month ago

amazing place
and thanks :)

12 years, 1 month ago Edited
David Cardona 12 years, 1 month ago

Thanks for your kind comments!

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Krystyna Knypl 12 years, 1 month ago

very interesting post.congrats!

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Ali Reza 12 years, 1 month ago

Thanks for your comment...........
I`ll waiting for the next one....

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Nadoune 12 years, 1 month ago

Une très jolie photo!Merci pour ce
très beau passage de la bible !!!

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Elke 12 years, 1 month ago

Paz - Peace - Frieden - Paix - Pace - Fred - Vrede !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Elke 12 years, 1 month ago

You give me information about a very political complicated and topical theme ! Thank you for wake me up !!!
My recognition, you are a courageous man with courageous words!!!!!!!!!

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K 12 years, 1 month ago


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Ali Reza 12 years, 1 month ago

Nice shot......

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Rodolphe Eneida 12 years, 1 month ago

Tres beau tout cela!

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Storytaylor 12 years, 1 month ago

fantastic message David. peace above all it´s a state of mind. you reveal the sensibility of a great heart. and of course the "Three Colours" Kieslowski's trilogy is mesmeric.

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Abraham Baqerian 12 years, 1 month ago

very nice shot and night

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Gary 12 years, 1 month ago

hey friend.. a new pic. came. Love it.

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K C Ng 12 years, 1 month ago

Nice :)

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Lisa 12 years, 1 month ago

You photo does look peaceful. May it be peaceful. :) Great post.

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David Swatton 12 years, 1 month ago

A very touching tribute - thanks for posting

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David Cardona 12 years, 1 month ago

Oh! Thanks for your kind comment! The man´s a colombian painter, that appears on another davidcardona´s Photoblog entry tittled as [url=]fIrst vIsItOr[/url] and that night we were walking in the city with some young people talking about painting, literature and cinema specially. [b][i]bEst wIshEs![/i][/b]

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Dominique 12 years, 1 month ago

very nice, bravo!!!

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Shengli Chen 12 years, 1 month ago

I see your latest picture ,,,finally!!!haha....

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Pete 12 years, 1 month ago

interesting photo

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