15.7.12

July 14th


Yesterday was July 14th, the French National Holiday. There were fireworks at the Eiffel Tower... and disco music. I was among the thousands (hundreds of thousands?) people watching. I took a few tens of photos. The relatively good ones are vertical, but Blogger doesn’t seem to accept vertical photos, at least not mine. My PC is not working properly, so I cannot make my usual collages… I managed to upload the only two horizontal photos I took; one from before the fireworks, one from when they just started. At least, they prove that I was there. I may revert with a new post about these fireworks if I get my PC to work again within a couple of days. (My PC problem is also an excuse why I will be even less than usual visiting your blogs. Sorry! ) 


19 comments:

Starman said...

At least, we got to see these two great shots! What browser do you use? If it's Firefox, it could be their problem. Robb started having all kinds of problems with Firefox. I mostly use Opera or Chrome, and rarely ever use Firefox.

martine horovitz silber said...

I use chrome and I have no problems with loading pictures either. I watched the fireworks from my computer: here http://dai.ly/NpYwbL

DeniseCovey _L_Aussie said...

I was there last year, getting the life squeezed out of me. Wonderful. :D

Cezar and Léia said...

I love fireworks and your pictures are brilliant, the second composition is magnificent!
Thanks for sharing!
hugs and a nice week ahead.
*** here is raining cats and dogs! :(
Where is the Summer?
LOL
I think it's time to go to visit family in Brazil!
hugs
Léia

Virginia said...

I knew you'd be a "vertical" guy one day! :) Love these. And you know the way to the Apple Store. Go buy yourself a new one! :)
V

arabesque said...

happy july the 14th! ^0^
the fireworks were just amazing!

hope your pc is up and coming again.
haha! maybe that's a sign that you need to buy a new one!. ^0^

Thérèse said...

An excellent excuse indeed!

Studio at the Farm said...

Sorry about your PC glitches, Peter, but at least you got two good shots. Actually, the one of the fireworks is stunning.

Anonymous said...

Such stunning photos, Peter!
Thanks!
Maria

Cergie said...

C'est pas pour faire vite mais tu as de belles pictures, les deux mon général. La tower semblent en cristal.

Anna said...

Gorgeous picture of the fireworks. Oh, to have been there!

Synne said...

It's always frustrating when technology is not on our side! I cross my fingers and hope things will work out. Thanks for these two atmospheric snaps!

sonia a. mascaro said...

Happy 14th July!
Love these photos, Peter!

Owen said...

Hope your PC comes back to life... maybe it's been drinking while you're not looking?

Am using Chrome these days, since Blogger started giving messages that said Explorer was no longer supported. Have no problem with vertical photos or horizontal.

French Girl in Seattle said...

Bonsoir Peter. I know you must be crumbling under the weight of prestigious distinctions after all these years blogging, but I still sent a blogging Award your way tonight. :-) Well deserved if you ask me. Hope your computer problems have been solved. Best, Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

claude said...

Je l'ai vu à télé ainsi que celui de Carcassonne. Ici, il a été annulé à cause du très mauvais temps.

claude said...

Moi, j'ai eu une coupure internet depuis le 14 juillet jusqu'à hier matin 9h30. Merci Orange !

beurre de cacao said...

Paris, a romantic place that I would definitely love to visit and explore with my husband if given a chance.

Kate said...

Fireworks in Paris with the Eiffel Tower as a backdrop is extraordinary!