Bastille Day, France 14th July

Discussion in 'Photojournalism, Candids and Street Photography' started by Rob, Jul 29, 2007.

  1. Rob

    Rob

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    Jul 28, 2005
    Truro, Cornwall, UK
    The Mayor and a group of the village council paraded through the streets, laid a wreath at the war memorial and then halted in the village square. A visiting marching band from Holland played the Marseillaise, then everybody relaxed, chatted, said goodbye and went off for coffee. Very relaxed, very simple, but also respectful, involving all age groups.

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    The law French style, a Gendarme. (Pron. shondarm)

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    French salutations. Try this in Kentucky and you may end up in A&E.

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  2. Click

    Click

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    Feb 25, 2007
    Princeton, In
    Cool shots...Is that a high school band playing on the stairs?
    I live 30 miles from Kentucky. A "French salutation" would be a very bad idea.
     
  3. Rob

    Rob

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    Jul 28, 2005
    Truro, Cornwall, UK
    Thanks John, it's a mixed sex youth band, with adult supervision. They have been visiting the area for 4 or 5 years, playing at schools and festivals. The local French boys are wowed by the blonde Dutch girls, in Southern France virtually everybody has black hair; and of course the tall slim blonde Dutch boys don't let an opportunity go past them. :biggrin::biggrin: C'est la vie. :wink:


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