It's Bastille Day

Jul 14th, 2007, 07:55 AM
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Did this thread from 2006 surface all by itself? I didn't bring it up, but it appeared on the list anyway.
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Jul 14th, 2007, 08:22 AM
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I'm not trying to play "Can You Top This?" - but I did it.
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Jul 14th, 2007, 08:22 AM
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Hey everyone, be sure to keep an eye on the web cam in Paris for the fireworks. It's a bit early now but the show will start in a few hours.
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Jul 14th, 2007, 08:25 AM
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Sunset is at 21h51 tonight, so I don't expect to see much pyrotechnics before about 5PM EST. Does anyone know what the schedule is?
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Jul 14th, 2007, 08:31 AM
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The official fireworks time is always 22:30, but the real fireworks time is always 22:45. Especially since it is clear today, and it won't be dark enough at 22:30.
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Jul 14th, 2007, 10:55 AM
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Our friends in Provence refer to today as La Prise de la Bastille. Vive la France! Will a Frenchman win today's stage of the Tour?
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Jul 14th, 2007, 12:55 PM
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Well, in our village we celebrate on the 13th, and so we had our grillades, (barbecued sausage, mergues, crepes, rose in the square last night.

Fireworks over the ruins of the chateau, as normal, but the most amazing thing was the 'fire breather act' Don't know how to explain it other than that, and I hate to think what the fellow had in his mouth, but something that caught fire as he breathed out. Then lots of acrobatics with fire sticks - think baton twirling with fire at each end. Quite spectacular.

Just when I think I'm used to living in France, something like this happens, and I see myself at the foot of the 12th century chateau watching fire breathers and have to ask myself - how did this happen????? Just lucky I guess.
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Jul 14th, 2007, 01:01 PM
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Well, my village had fireworks last night. Today & tonight is reserved for eating and dancing to live music.

I was in Sommieres this morning, and heard the cannon (heralding bulls running through the streets) several times.

Now, I have the window open. It is just dark. I can here the fireworks in surrounding villages.

Much later than usual, the summer has arrived. Blue skies, the buzz of insects, and a pool approaching 30C.

I used to live in Sweden.

Why ?

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Jul 14th, 2007, 01:34 PM
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We just watched the fireworks live in Paris, and they were wonderful! We didn't plan the trip to coincide with Bastille Day, but we're so glad it worked out that way! The fireworks were simply fantastic.
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