Tuesday, July 14, 2009

FIreworks, Paris Style!




Peter and I enjoyed the Fete Nationale fireworks from the Pont de Grenelle, near the Eiffel Tower tonight. It was just spectacular. See for yourself!
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For many more great shots of the celebration, jump on over to Peter's blog and see his dazzling collection of photos!

23 comments:

Katie said...

Wow Virginia these are awesome photos! How spectacular that you got to see these fireworks - I am SO thrilled for you to have made it back to Paris in time for Bastille Day.

Karen said...

Beautiful! I was there for New Year's Eve but no fireworks. Your photos are breathtaking.

Cafe Observer said...

Luv the fireworks. Who says the French aren't patriotic Americans at heart!

btw, are you still stuck in France, Miss Virginia?

Jean Spitzer said...

Fabulous! Beautiful photos.

Judy - So California said...

Oh Virginia thanks for taking us all along for this wonderful evening. Think I'll go get a glass of vino to top it off!

alice said...

120 years and still sparkling!

Maya said...

Fantastic! I love the middle one with the tower lit up in purple!

Kcalpesh said...

These are really beautifuly captured pictures. Loved the first one with dark purple sky and the completely lit up tower... nicely shot!

Peter said...

I think you zoomed less than what I did; so nice to see the river reflections! ... and you even made a horizontal one!!

nathalie in avignon said...

I'm arriving from Peter's blog and it's lovely to enjoy this big night out with you both!

Nothing anywhere so spectacular in the south of France where I was. So glad you were lucky enough to be there!

Nathalie again said...

PS - re your blogpost title yesterday,
joyeux is the masculine version of "happy",
joyeuse is the feminine

"la fête" being feminine, your title should read Joyeuse Fête Nationale !!!
:-)))

Welcome to the intricacies of the French language!

Virginia said...

Nathalie,
Merci for helping me learn the intricacies of the French language. I"m trying but it's really hard. That's why I need you all to set me straight.
V

JM said...

Gorgeous set, Virginia! Vive la France! :-)

Jilly said...

Whoa, how fabulous. Looks like you had a fab evening. Let me know your phone number when you go further south and I'll call. Currently got bronchitis and no voice!

altadenahiker said...

I can't BELIEVE that last photo! Did you have champagne?

Marie-Noyale said...

Gorgeous shots Virginia, I saw glimpses of it on Tv last night you must have had a blast!!
Enjoy your Paris adventure with the best guide ever!!

Virginia said...

AH,
No champagne but some nice vin rouge!

M-N,
It was a blast and yes, I'm lucky enough to have the best guide ever as you well know!

Jilly,
I'll email the phone number. I leave on Sunday.

Thanks everyone!

from cali said...

These are really beautiful. I watched online, but these look better than what I saw! The last two in particular are amazing.

Daryl said...

What a treat!

Starman said...

Il a été magnifique !

marley said...

Oh wow! What a great view you had. The fireworks are fantastic and seem even better next to that icon!

Barb said...

Beautiful photos....Barb

Tash said...

OMGosh That's as good as it gets! The scenes and the photos.