Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Bal des Pompiers!


So most of you guessed what yesterday's fireman was doing! He was installing the little blue-white-red flags in view of tonights Bal des Pompiers (firemen ball)... I did not photograph the same fire station last evening, but one along the Canal Saint Martin on the Quai de Valmy (caserne Landon). Huge success, not only because of the stunning location, but also because of the weather that was really fantastic yesterday evening.

21 comments:

  1. What gorgeous light and colors - the light blue sky and the dark blue waters and the yellows, greens and golds in between.

    Happy Bastille Day!
    Vive La France!
    Vive PDP!
    Vive Eric Tenin!

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  2. Joyeuse fete nationale! I was wondering if people were going to take off wednesday, thursday, friday... If so, it will be a very long weekend.

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  3. So pretty! Vive la France! I have to wait another 24 hours before I get to celebrate, but celebrate I will!!

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  4. This is your "Boating Party" Eric. Love the golden light and reflections on the water. Happy Bastille Day. I will celebrate tomorrow with a split of champagne and maybe hum the Marseillaise.

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  5. we rented an apt. on 120 quai Valmy 2 yrs ago right across from the fire station.I remember that they would let their shoes dry out in the open windows. I never did hear noise but Mr. PHX said it was horrible."You say tomaTOE and I say toeMOToe" Go figure.
    The past few weeks the firemen were aound town selling tkts for the parties. I heard from other flight attendants who have attended the parties that the firemen are real hunks.

    This pix looks like Monet painted the water!

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  6. Ohhh...lovely shot....Boo-Hoo...wish I could gone! The invitation probably got lost in the mail!

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  7. Looks like fun, and so appropriate to have a firemen’s ball as subject considering your photo’s raging blaze of colors.

    Any interior (or posterior) shots this year?

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  8. Yes—what Scooter said, and what TG said too! Love this shot, Eric—and I wish you a very festive Bastille Day, mon ami!

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  9. Fantastic view. The water looks silky and inviting. I want to dive in there! Happy Bastille Day!

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  10. Happy & joyful July 14 - Bastille Day to all the French PDP'ers (and to all of us who are wannabees).

    At the moment I'm reading a book about Marie Antoinette by Sena Jeter Naslund. It's really a great novel based on a huge research.
    FYI the famous quote "Let them eat cake..." was not by Marie, but by the queen of Louis XIV a hundred years before.

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  11. You've definitely caught a holiday sparkle here.

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  12. Liberté, Égalité, Photographié

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  13. You've captured the festive mood. Happy Bastille Day Eric, PDP, and, of course, la belle France!!!

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  14. Looks like there's been a party in your camera, Eric ~ that lovely photo is a fine celebration. Happy Bastille Day!

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  15. Second what Scooter said! Happy Bastille Day!!! Hope you have an absolutely magnificent day!! :)

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  16. did you dance ? ;-) Happy Bastille Day! my French flag is out today!!!

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  17. Fantastic picture, Eric!

    Congratulations France. All the french people must be proud of their country. Happy Fête Nationale, Eric.

    Long Live to Paris. Long Live to France.

    How beautiful country! Success to all the french people.

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  18. Merci everyone. I'm having a quiet Bastille Day, catching up with things...

    BTW, today is also the opening of www.france.fr, a huge portal to promote France (which seems to be unavailable at this time...)

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  19. Love the colors! Happy 14th.

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  20. Whenever I think of what the weather must be like in Paris, I know that it is very similar to whatever we are experiencing where I live (not very far from Philadelphia, PA). And in the Philadelphia area, we experienced flooding rain this afternoon ... in some places, they said it was up to 8 feet of rain!

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