Thursday, 14 July 2011

Fanions du 14 juillet

Today is Bastille Day, the French National Day, that we usually just call 'le quatorze juillet" or the 14th of July here. Here are the French bleu-blanc-rouge flags flying in the wind on Notre-Dame market place yesterday evening for the traditional 'bal populaire' or 'people's ball'. Stay tuned for more in the coming days!

Voici les fanions décorant la place du marché Notre-Dame où se tenait le bal populaire hier soir. Plein de photos sont à venir ! Bonne journée !

30 comments:

Olivier said...

alors tu as pu quand meme guincher avec les pompiers de Versailles ;o) on attend la suite des photos avec impatience, tu dois avoir un feu d'artifice sublime avec le chateau de versailles

Olivier said...

c'est bete pour le feu d'artifice, mais c'est pas le plus facile a prendre en photo, moi j'ai l'avantage d'avoir un emplacement privilégié et de pouvoir travailler avec mon trépied, ce qui change tout.
J'attend la suite de tes aventures avec impatience

Kay L. Davies said...

I always remember July 14 is Bastille Day. I just forget that it is already the 14th in France while it's still the 13th here. Enjoy the festivities, and we'll look forward to your photos.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

cieldequimper said...

When Bastille Day is on a week day, the ball and fireworks are usually held on the 13th so that people working on the 15th can make the most of it.

Jack said...

Very nice, with the festive banners suspended from that handsome, traditional lamp post. Does one say "Happy Bastille Day?"

brattcat said...

May it be a glorious day...I wonder if you will eat some cake?

Milton Ostetto said...

Feliz dia da Bastilha
abraços do Brazil

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Quatorze juillet! Hope that the skies are clear for fireworks!

Bises,
Genie

Thirtytwo degrees said...

I am a Bourbon fan, so I do not really honor July 14 very much. Louis XVI funded American Independence so I am more loyal to the crown than to the revolutionaries. I always the fact that revolutionaries had quite a surprise when they looked inside the Bastille and found it nearly empty, being used so seldom. But enjoy the fireworks and displays, and we who cherish the Bourbon family will just persist in remembering the likes of the kings and queens. France has never been quite so good since imho. Hahahaha

Randy said...

So beautiful flying in the wind.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Too bad that the Bastille itself no longer exists.

Dina said...

Happy 14th of July.
Your picture has a lot of life in it.

Babzy said...

belle compo de 14 juillet :)

Cergie said...

Très chouettes et festifs les fanions qui donnent un coté "village" aux rues. Toujours je pense au film "le facteur" de Tati et j'ai envie d'être dans le village de notre fille et de sa petite famille....

Malyss said...

T'es allée guincher au bal pop'? :)

le mauvais temps fait faire de superbes photos, c'est dejà ça..

akarui said...

Jolie photo bien composee avec ces fanions volant au vent.

Thérèse said...

Faire la fete dans un joli cadre, que demander de plus au peuple?

Erika said...

J'ai vu deux fois cette fete et elle m'a beaucoup plu.
Bises
Ciao d'Italie.

Birdman said...

The clouds make this image for me. Nice!

Halcyon said...

Happy quatorze !
Hope you get to make the "pont". :)

Thérèse said...

Don't worry I stay tuned! ;-))) Have fun!

JM said...

Happy Bastille Day, Ciel! Lovely shot.

I've seen an amazing photo album of the opening of the exhibition in the apartments of the Grand Trianon dedicated to the influence of the 18th century on modern fashion with a number of Vivienne Westwood pieces on display. Have you heard of it?

Loree said...

I love the idea of a people's ball. The photo looks very dramatic with the sky in the background.

VP said...

So happy to be here, we are just waiting for the fireworks to start!

BaysideLife said...

Happy le quatorze juillet! Will there be fireworks?

Winchester Daily Photos said...

Fanions - a new French word for me. Happy 14th July!

EG Wow said...

AH! I love seeing all those national flags. I hope you had a wonderful day!

Kaori said...

Happy Bstille Day! Hope you had a great day. Love your shot with the flags :D

Francisca said...

Oh dear, late for the party... Hope you had a grand Bastille Day, Ciel! I always wonder how/when the flags get up there in the lights so high... I so rarely see it being done! That's a nice lamp...

SRQ said...

Hope you had a good quatorze juillet! I love the flags with the classic lamp posts.