Monday, September 16, 2013

Opera music!


Hurrah, I managed to go out one hour yesterday! Long enough to witness "O Lavagem de La Madeleine" a Brazilian march, that apparently originates from Bahia and that has been imported in Paris in 2002! Lots of drums, fancy costumes and fun. I took this shot while they were passing by the Opera House on their way to La Madeleine, hence the title of this post! Have a great week everyone.

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  1. Glad you were up to getting out to capture this (and enjoy it yourself, of course). There are sometimes Brazilian drummers marching in out annual Halloween parade—they're fantastic!

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  2. I see blue sky,and I'm glad that you could enjoy it.
    As always,merci beaucoup for all you do.
    Cyndi

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    1. Alas the blue sky is history by now ;-)

      Merci for your mercis!

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    1. Yes, almost totally back on track now ;-) Merci.

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  4. A wonderful shot in a wonderful city. Always so much going on there!

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    1. True, it's like a magnet for music bands, protesters, demonstrations, marches...

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  5. We see a parade like this in San Francisco around May. It was originally supposed to be the pre-Lent celebration, but the weather is usually so unpredictable and often cold at that time. So, being San Francisco, the powers that be just moved it to a better time. Now it's completely detached from Lent. Besides many samba school groups, there are martial arts groups, cultural dance groups (there seem to be a LOT of Bolivian groups), and an assortment of unattached but costumed people who just dance along in between the official groups.

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    1. Love the "So, being San Francisco, the powers that be just moved it to a better time." LOL. Thanks for the info Sasho

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  6. So glad you were able to get out for a bit - that is absolutely the best part about this photo! Aside from your improving health, le Palais Garnier is beautiful, too!

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    1. It is! I must visit the inside one day (and take photos!)

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  7. Wonderful, colorful photo. And glad you could get out and about for a bit.

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