23.6.14

The perfect day for "Fête de la Musique"


I already showed the dusk hour top photo on Facebook, but I have a few more…

It’s obvious that the “Fête de la Musique”, celebrated June 21, the first day of summer, is a great success, having started in France in 1982 and now celebrated in some 110 countries. I have posted on it several times, sometimes about great concerts in the Paris city centre. This year I had a good reason to go to Montmartre and was surprised by the crowds. It was of course a perfect day – the weather couldn’t have been better, it was a Saturday, the French team had won their first two Soccer World Cup matches… and people were really in good mood.   

Before going to Montmartre I took a walk in my immediate neighbourhood, including the close-by parks.


I then took the direction of Montmartre and found this on my way.



You often meet crowds at Montmartre, but…  




8 comments:

Karen said...

It looks like a fun, music filled day. I miss Paris. Thanks for your fabulous photos.

Olivier said...

superbe serie, cette foule et la joie parisienne.

Rachel Handley said...

This looks wonderful. Must stop telling myself I'll visit Paris and actually just *go*.

Thérèse said...

Meme le lampadaire dans la photo 1 fait la fete!

claude said...

Quelle ambiance sous le ciel de Paris !

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Jeanie said...

Sounds so much fun and just a perfect way to kick off the start of summer! Great photos, Peter. And I'll bet the day was tons of fun!

martinealison said...

Bonjour cher Peter,

Le jour de la fête de la musique est une journée si particulière qu'on voudrait qu'elle puisse se prolonger dans l'année. Elle nous fait oublier les aigreurs de la vie et rassemble dans la joie la foule.
Tes photos parlent... et parlent bien.
Toutefois en ce qui me concerne j'ai toujours une petite crainte de la bousculade !
Cette année, je ne suis pas allée en ville, je me suis contentée d'un bon verre de vin au bord de la piscine et j'ai écouté de vieux airs sous un ciel étoilé...

♡ Gros bisous ♡