Saturday, July 15, 2006

Bastille day fireworks


Traditionally, on the evening of Bastille day, most of French cities have a fireworks show. I have been lucky enough to watch the one of Paris from the rooftop of a building close to Sacre Coeur, so not only did I see the Paris fireworks, but also the ones of the cities around Paris and, much more than that, enjoy the magnificent view of Paris at night (I will show you more of it in the days to come).

29 comments:

  1. Oooooh! Aaaaah! Doubled! Great Pic, Etic! Happy Bastille Day!

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  2. Oooh la belle bleue!!! Ahhh!!!

    OK, I have a question... Where would one go, if one needed some cheap accommodations in Paris between July 20 and 23 ??? Does anybody know?

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  3. WOW!!!! Eric, this photo is absolutely "magnifique"!!!!

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  4. nice firewerks but was there a concert?

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  5. I went to Trocadero and it was a very "average" show this year.
    There was a concert (Mozart - since 2006 is l'annee Mozart) but speakers were not loud enough.
    Last year was so outstanding with the Brasilian music and the fireworks shooting out from the Tower !!! I posted a couple of images from this year and last year on my blog to be found at
    www.aphotographerinparis.com

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  6. From this photo it looks like it was a great show. Spectacular night shot again!

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  7. In Dijon,(Burgundy, France) on "Lac Kir", it was a very "average" show as well.
    Not even a "boouquet"! :(

    What's the English for "bouquet" by the way? This word applies to the last and most beautiful part of firework displays.

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  8. You surely had a nice view from the rooftop. Beautiful shot.

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  9. Moino - the boouquet you refer to (I didn't realise it was called that!) is called the Grand Finale in English.

    I agree with aphotographerinparis -the show seemed quite average this year.

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  10. The closing images on tonight's TV news (Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC) were the Paris fireworks.

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  11. What a sight you might have. I remember seeing 10 fireworks at the same time, over Paris Roofs, it's a joy of life.

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  12. Gorgeous!

    Moino -- I think that we would say "grand finale" for the end of a fireworks display. "Grand" is pronounced the English way and "finale" the Italian way -- you can count on the English language to be weird!

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  13. Beautiful. I'm looking forward to your other pictures.

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  14. From the Pont des Invalides, where the 2005 show was fantastic, this year's show looked "cheap"... The fireworks were shot too low to be visible, I think just a hundred people in Champ the Mars could have enjoyed it; banal patterns also, not a gem of fantasy. Next year I'll go relax on the countryside

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  15. Oh I love fireworks! This is a great shot Eric! Happy Bastille day! :)

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  16. Nice shot! I hope you had a great Bastille Day!

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  17. Vous êtes doué dites donc pour les feux d'artifice!
    Paris inconnue..

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  18. Great pic! I was up on Montmartre with a few hundred people waiting for the fireworks off the Eiffel but never saw any (from 11-12:30am) I guess we were too late? Or not looking in the right direction

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