Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Bastille Day

Happy Bastille Day
to France 
and all my French friends around the world...

We've been fortunate being in France 2 times for the
huge Bastille Day celebrations.

I will never forget sitting at a beautiful dinner party on the beach
in Cannes, with the pontoons in the harbor just a bit off-shore,
100's of boats making this huge arc behind the pontoons, 1000's
of people on La Croisette quite literally shoulder-to-shoulder,
 watching the spectacular fireworks display.

 Coordinated with music broadcast over huge speakers so
everyone on shore could hear and see the production...
truly one of the most magical events I've ever witnessed.

 the restaurants place formal dining tables all the way to the water,
so those of us lucky enough to be seated on the beach had the
BEST seats possible to see the fireworks...
they looked exactly like this...
but with much ohhhing & awwwweing & music.

Carlton Hotel view



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Karena said...

Marsha, a fabulous memory full of emotion and excitement, to cherish forever!

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Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Thank you for sharing your great memories and FIREWORKS! Beautiful pictures, dear friend!
xo Yvonne

The-Countrypolitan said...

Wonderful photos!... the fire work display reminds me of those over the Boston Harbor...

under spanish moss said...

Marsha, what wonderful memories you'll treasure a lifetime. Happy Bastille Day to all our wonderful blogging friends in France!

LPC said...

That sounds so wonderful. I had a similar experience on Martha's Vineyard, one 4th of July. Will never forget it, and can only imagine therefore how great it would have been to do something like that in France.