I published a few photos from the concert and fireworks around the Eiffel Tower July 14 on Facebook. I took a number of photos and felt that I should show some more here as the “show” was quite exceptional.
The weather was perfect. It seems that we were some 500.000 in front of the Tower, on the Champs de Mars.
We listened to the Orchestre Nationale de France, the Choir and the Music-School of the French Radio, directed by Daniele Gatti and to top class singers like Natalie Dessay, Anna Netrebko, Elina Garanca, Olga Peretyatki, Piotr Beczala, Lawrence Brownlee and Laurent Naouri. Our President, Prime Minister, the Mayor of Paris… were there. Even though I wasn’t too far from the scene, it was nice to have some giant screens. The whole thing was broadcast on television in a number of countries. (For a couple of days you can find the total "show" here.) I made some very short videos to give you an idea of what we listened to which you can find on Facebook and at the bottom of this post you can see a video of the fireworks part as found on the net.
The sky and the Tower changed colours during the concert.
After the concert, it was time for the fireworks, probably the most spectacular ever made around the Tower. There was some kind of story with reference to the World Wars, Peace, Europe, France…