Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Anticipation


14 juilliet, the crowd begins to gather in anticipation of the fireworks to come,  when night falls in Paris.  Actually I took this from the bridge where Peter and I waited for about two hours in order to get the primo front row spot by the railing.  Well worth the wait.

22 comments:

Bienvenue chez French Girl in Seattle... said...

Superb photo. i have been working on a story about the Seine river. This picture would fit right in ;-) Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Thirtytwo degrees said...

Very nice photo giving some idea of difficulty in finding right viewing area. This looks like a good place to see the show.

Paris Paul said...

Ugh, Paris Karin and I had a hellish 14th this year in Paris. I wish ours had been as nice as the one in your photo!

Joe said...

Looks great in black and white. Reminds of my first trip to Paris many years ago. We found an attic room and were so pleased when we spyed a very small Eiffel Tower in the distance through the vaulted window. Thanks for reminding me.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I would say that you had the best view of all for those fireworks... love the perspective of all those lined up on the banks of the Seine in anticipation.

Leif Hagen said...

"First come, best seat" - isn't that what they always say?
Bravo, V de B!

Daryl said...

Reminds me of the July 4th Fireworks here .. also lots of crowds lining the riverside .. we stay home and watch it on TV avec air conditioning!

Cezar and Léia said...

I would love to be there, I love fireworks.I saw the show and everything about the day by France TV.It was an amazing show!
Léia

Janey and Co. said...

Love the black and white...Makes it timeless..

Pamela said...

This looks like the perfect place to watch fireworks!

V there is a blog exactly like yours...Paris and Beyond!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Brilliant shot Virginia, love the nice wide view of the river leading up towards the Eiffel Tower, such a good spot they do have there, perfect in B&W.

Starman said...

I won't even talk about le Quatorze!

Jack said...

You are so patient. Nice composition, Virginia.

martinealison said...

Très belle photo de notre Dame de fer.
Le spectacle valait la peine sans doute de patienter...
Gros bisous

Jacob said...

Why is it I get this sense of blood rushing to my heart when I see such a photo of Paris?

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

All of your photos are amazing! I love the bookstore one...where all the books are 'spilling' out onto the sidewalk! that is so romantic...I can smell the paper and ink now.....


gorgeous work!

ciao bella

Creative Carmelina

Alexa said...

Love this shot, V. Bastille Day fireworks are always worth the wait! Here in NYC this year, the only ones with a front-row seat were the cops!

Fábio Martins said...

A wonderful view on this landscape!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH!!! I WAS THERE ONCE FOR THIS EVENT! Quite fabulous!!! Anita

Witness said...

very nice shot!

Lapin Agile said...

Outstanding shot !!

C'est nous qui vous remercie!

Lapin A

Malyss said...

I like the B&W here!