Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Bal mouillé

13 July and this is what the traditional Bastille Day 'people's ball' on Notre-Dame market place looked like. I did not stay nor did I wait until 11:00 pm for the fireworks, though I did hear them from home. How dismal can summer get?! To see last year's ball and fireworks, click on the 'Bastille Day' label below!

13 juillet, bal populaire sur la place du marché Notre-Dame. Je ne suis pas restée ni n'ai attendu 23 h pour voir le feu d'artifice qui je crois a malgré tout été tiré, puisque je l'ai entendu de la maison. L'été décidément est bien triste. Pour voir les photos du bal et du feu d'artifice de l'année dernière, cliquez sur le tag "Bastille Day" ci-dessous.

16 comments:

LONDONLULU said...

Oh the summer you're having - it's late autumn, more like! I peeked & last year's photos are so gorgeous. I hope the weather clears so you get a *real* summer (yes, we got lucky on Sunday, it stormed insanely later :).

Diane said...

Heres hoping that the weather picks up on both side of the Channel xxx

Robert Geiss said...

hmmm...nächstes Jahr wird´s besser. Versprochen.

Einen guten Dienstag dir.

Halcyon said...

Sorry that your summer has been so terrible weather-wise. It's been extremely hot and dry here, which sometimes isn't so nice either. Hope you had a nice Bastille Day anyway. :)

PS: I've got a working computer now!!

Olivier said...

les grands esprits se rencontrent, c'est la fete aux parapluie chez nos deux daily. Un 13 Juillet bien tristounet...

Jack said...

This just is not fair, Ciel. There are droughts in many other places.

Randy said...

Sorry. We'll take it. It would cure our drought.

Michelle said...

Oh dear! What bad weather for this celebration.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, this is the pits!! Right now it looks like the Olympics may face the same problem if the weather doesn't change soon! Your photo says it all, Ciel!!

Bob Crowe said...

Such a striking difference. We are absolutely roasting. The center of our country is in a severe drought. Welcome to climate change.

Malyss said...

Je t'envoie un gors rayon de soleil du fond du coeur!

PS: ici, feu d'artifice à 22h!Plus de temps pour la fiesta après?..

Bergson said...

il parle de tirer le feu d'artifice à la toussaint

Lowell said...

This is not good. It does not look like fun. It looks very wet and rather chilly.

We usually get thunderstorms in the afternoon because of the clash of cooler air coming off the Gulf of Mexico with the hot air of the day. But our mornings have been very nice. So, I'm off to the golf course.

Take care and stay dry!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The weather pattern is just crazy!! Some places drenched others in drought, what's going on!!

EG CameraGirl said...

If we could trade our weather for a few days, I would!

VP said...

The fireworks in Paris were great, the weather was good as it gets during the monsoon...