Sunday, July 14, 2013

The "Pompiers"


In Paris, the Pompiers (firemen) are part of the army so they often march on the Champs Elysées on July 14. But today, it'll be the Bretons firemen (from Brittany, a region located in the West of France) who will march! No so easy as the must learn how to walk exactly 110 steps a minute (the "normal" speed pace on that day, don't ask me why!) and that they're not used to do so. Fortunately, on the eve, these ones will not have taken part in any of the famous Bal des pompiers, that I told you about so many times... 

7 comments:

  1. Sounds tricky. Enjoy La Fête Nationale.

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  2. Pretty! Thank you for our annual handsome French firemen Bastille Day photo.

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  3. Nice hats! Weird about the bayonets though!

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  4. Happy Bastille Day Parisiens !! ❤ ❤ ���� ����

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  5. Fantastic photo! Although I too am wondering how you put out a fire with a bayonet. :~}

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