Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Bastille day

14.7 Bastille, Ballet impropru devant l'OperaBastille day is called the 14th of July in France.

The Bastille day the Bastille Tour was destroyed and officially is not only the French revolution beginning but also the French national day.

The morning of the 14th the army goes to the Champs Elysees.

The festivities begin, the popular ones the evening of the 13th with free music and dancing on many squares of Paris. The young soldiers are also allowed to participate then.

The fire fighters houses are open and balls and dancing is taking place there too for all who want to come.

On this picture, I showed the dismantelement of the podium near the new Opera at the Bastille place. I went there the afternoon of 14th but all was finished, only traces remained and thos muscled young men as if dancing, working on the place.

You can go to the Tower Bridge in London and the Tower is still there, do not seek Bastille Tower on Bastille place, every brick was taken away and used, at the time. It was a prison for nobles only, so it is not clear why this one was attaqued, other then that was nearer and easier for taking bricks?

If you have occasion to go to Paris, go to the 13th festivities, the evening, more interesting then the military marching on the main avenues. I have danced twice at Firefighters House, and once in a small square under the foot of Butte Montmartre, were we lived that time. Great memories!

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