Wednesday, 14 July 2010

En 1789, la prise de la Bastille

Today is the French national holiday, the day the Bastille was stormed in 1789. The French Revolution had already begun and yes, the beginning had happened in Versailles with the Estates General and the Tennis Court Oath. This stone of the former prison is kept inside Lambinet Museum. I shall be on holiday for just over a week, see you soon!
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En ce jour de fête nationale, voici une pierre de la Bastille, conservée au Musée Lambinet. N'oublions pas que la Révolution commença à Versailles avec la convocation des états-généraux et le serment du Jeu de Paume... Je m'en vais pour une grosse semaine sous d'autres cieux et vous dis à bientôt !

30 comments:

Per Stromsjo said...

Congrats and have yourself the happiest of holidays!

glduro_marieloupe said...

Happy holidays and ... Vive la France!

Olivier said...

bonnes vacances et bonne fete nationale

akarui said...

Une belle lumiere doree sur ces objets. L'ecriture a la plume est vraiment belle.
Bonnes vacances !!

BaysideLife said...

Bonnes vacances. Have a great time.

T. Becque said...

Interesting! I've always loved history. I've noticed that you go on holiday quite often, which I sincerely think is fabulous. But I'm wondering, is this a French thing or a Ciel thing? If it is a French thing, then I may need to be making a move... :)

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee...
«Louis» had his coffee roaster do a special "Bastille Blend" coffee. It has a touch of chicory in it.

A@F said...

Pour histoire de dire que il y plus de prison beaucoup de souffrance sur ce lieu. Écriture de ce parchemin nous donne un exemple fait à la plume dans une lumière si harmonieux.
Passe de bon congés .

Jacob said...

And a happy national holiday and a happy personal holiday! Hope you have a great time!

Marie-Noyale said...

Happy Bastille Day et Bonnes vacances

Pietro said...

Je te souhaite un bon voyage, un beau séjour et des vacances jolies et amusantes!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

On my first trip to Paris lo these many years ago, I learned that people really do dance in the streets to celebrate this day. What a fun experience. Happy Bastille Day.

Small City Scenes said...

Interesting post.

Happy vacation/holidays days to you. MB

anjoe playhouse said...

Happy Bastille Day and enjoy the holiday!

Cezar and Léia said...

Happy Batille Day, and enjoy your vacations!
We will miss you!
hugs
Léia

B SQUARED said...

Here's hoping you have a wonderful holiday and a better vacation.

Malyss said...

Quand je rentre tu t'en vas.. "Ha ça ira ,ça ira, ça ira..."
Bonnes vacances!

brattcat said...

How fitting that you should be liberated from your blogging on Bastille Day. Have a wonderful holiday.

lizziviggi said...

An appropriate picture for the holiday, and a nicely framed one at that! Enjoy your vacation!

Kaori said...

Happy holidays and hope you have a wonderful vacation! ;D

gogouci said...

Happy holiday and enjoy your vacation.

Loree said...

Happy holiday!!

VP said...

I hope you had a nice trip, in spite of the weather...

Elisa said...

J´espère que tu aies bien profité de la fête.
Amicalement
Elisa en Argentina

Clueless in Boston said...

Have a nice holiday. A great way to begin, on Bastille Day.

paulboo said...

So sad that a French rider did not win that day's stage of Le Tour this year, that would have made the holiday a little more special.

Hope your holiday was fabulous :)

Laurent said...

Je pense à toi car je pars en Bretagne (près de Quiberon) demain pour le week-end. A bientôt !

Cergie said...

Ma propre grosse semaine a duré presque un mois ! Qd on aime on ne compte pas et 1789, ben c'était quasi hier...
Le feu d'artifice pour moi ce fut sur le Gardon.
Profite des embruns ou de la canicule, Ciel de Versailles, où que tu sois. Et à plus tard !

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Great photo. Happy Bastille Day (belated).

Darryl and Ruth : )

EG Wow said...

I'm looking forward to your photos of Quimper! (Hint, hint)

You asked if there are many beavers around. There used to be! Beavers are one big reason the French and English sent so many trappers over here. Hats made with beaver skins were once very, very fashionable (and worth BIG bucks).