a little bubble fun next to Hotel de Ville....
Sunday, July 17, 2011
from the Champs-Elysees to the Champs de Mars the festivities continue......
with the most incredible drum group.....'did you dance?' you ask....
'OF COURSE i did, have you never met me?!'
Kramer inspired druming master...!
A big concert was set-up with various artists playing for about 6 hours.....
'Touche pas a mon pote' was the theme - which sorta means 'Don't touch my friend'
they performed in support of solidarity, equality and friendship...
(those NOT in the know, pretty famous and adored french singer!)
BUT he didn't hold a candle to the GYPSY KINGS!!!!!!
I couldn't believe it when they started to sing, i've listened to them on CD growing up with Dad and LOVE them and there they were performing LIVE for ME!! (well not exactly for me......)
ssshhhhh.....I have a slight fascination with helicopters....so this was a stella shot for me!
the sunset gave a beautiful glow to the sky and thought you might enjoy the progression..!
Mes Amies! Leslie, Bianca et moi!
ah oui, Paris, tu es magnifique!
.....she sparkles and sets the stage.....
Bonne Fete de Nationale a tous!
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Equality, Liberty and Fraternity…......parades and picnics, soldier salutes; music and dancing, La Tour Eiffel; friends and fireworks and the remembrance of a revolution.
my favourite part of the day! the airforce!
the parade is made up of all the french military defense.....so each regiment and there are A LOT! are displayed, they all have different uniforms and some even sing as they march! IMPRESSIVE!
Part 2 to come.........x
Friday, July 1, 2011
They are everywhere. You pass by them, you see them, you walk through them…..they hold untold stories behind them, they create privacy, they hide secrets, they’re heavy, they’re beautiful and well, in Paris……they are one of my favourite things.
Front doors, side doors, back doors, courtyard doors, palace doors, secret doors……
The myriad of colours……(a definite blue theme in this post!), the style, the intricate wood work and iron curling. I love the peeling paint and the worn patina. Imagine how many thousands no, millions of hands have pushed them open.
When walking around sometimes all you see are doors and you wonder where everyone is, but then you get a quick glimpse in as a door swings closed and you realise that there is a whole little community of frenchies living behind that one door.
They lead into courtyards and apartments, offices and studios, secret gardens and years of history……yeah definitely one of my favourite things…..
and my absolute favourite!....Napoleon's door to the Louvre