These “Carnets pour la Syrie”, a virtual photographic album, were gathered above all in homage to the martyred Syrian people, to a great nation today split between internally displaced persons and refugees outside the country which now number in the millions. Nothing would be worse for them and for all Syrians, whether or not they are also sedentary exiles from within, than silence and even more forgetfulness.
In the last ten years of an ongoing conflict, the considerable historical heritage has been damaged. The aim was to restore here part of a legacy that remains. It will be the guarantee of a rebirth because everywhere, as General de Gaulle who surveyed this Syrian land said, « everything will start again ». We too will return to the path of our common peregrinations to seek and find ways forward.