Monday, 18 July 2011

Feu d'artifice du 14 juillet I



For those of you wondering what the crowd I showed yesterday was waiting for at 11 pm: at last. Bastille Day fireworks above the statue of Louis the 14th on Armes place.

Enfin ! Ce qu'attendait la foule que je montrais hier : le feu d'artifice du 13 juillet sur la place d'Armes au-dessus de la statue de Louis XIV.

25 comments:

VP said...

Great! I have to try again, but I am not good at this.

Jack said...

Very nice, Ciel. I need to learn how to take pictures of fireworks.

Bob Crowe said...

How ironic. It would be even better if there were a statue of Louis XVI around.

Woody said...

I love fireworks, especially the mortar shells. These are great, I especially like the squiggly one in the bottom shot.

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful!

—Kay, Alberta, Canada

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Well worth waiting for Ciel!! Excellent.

Leif Hagen said...

Looks like it was an exciting and explosive good time!
Great fireworks photos, Ciel!

Olivier said...

Bob a ete plus rapide que moi, je me faisais la meme remarque avec la statue du roi ;o)) j'imagine que cela a du etre un superbe moment avec le chateau comme fond

Thérèse said...

C'est comme le bouquet final de toutes les celebrations du 14 juillet vues dans les blogs...
Bravo.

Thirtytwo degrees said...

The fireworks are extraordinary. I support the crown so that I find it more than irony that the Chateau feeds two frenzies! It supports itself through its exhibitions on the Kings and Queens and then on July 14, makes a mockery of itself! But that is tourism and greed, isn't it?

Randy said...

I'll bet it was even better in person!

Bergson said...

ouais !!! une rouge

Malyss said...

Super les photos! c'est pas facile à faire! (J'adore "Fireworks" de Kathy Perry!)

brattcat said...

what wonderful fireworks shots!

Birdman said...

What must he have thought was happening all around him.

Cezar and Léia said...

I was anxious here waiting for this post, to see these brilliant shots, thanks for sharing!
Léia

Kaori said...

I wish I knew how to say Fabulous! in French. Because it is :D

Regina K said...

I love fireworks like these and also that it is such an event for folks to see.

Winchester Daily Photos said...

I love fireworks & these are some nice photos of them!

JM said...

Definitely worth the waiting!

EG Wow said...

Looks like the fire woerks were spectacular!

Loree said...

what a wonderful fireworks display.

Halcyon said...

Interesting that they do it on 13 July. Maybe that's why I always missed the shows!

cieldequimper said...

@ Halcyon: they do it on the 13th in many places when the 15th is a workday as last Friday was.

Francisca said...

Fabuleux! ;-) I don't watch fireworks that often, but the few times I've tried to photograph them, I've been disappointed.