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Allons, enfants!
« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2006, 02:43:52 PM »
She caught me!

Och, those evil Europeans and their trousers.  I once reduced a roomful of Scots to tears by informing them that I had just taken up the hems of Thorfinn's pants.  :D


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« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2006, 02:46:03 PM »
The pageantry!  The symmetry!

The sound of bagpipes ...  :cry:

Did you know that there are similar wind instruments played in Normandie and Bretagne? It is called a cornemuse.  I love it.


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« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2006, 02:50:34 PM »
Much more fun than the parade (yecch, Ouest de Paris) are the bals populaires!

Most of the uniforms at bals populaires traditionally belonged to pompiers, who at the time were all firemen, though of course now there are pompieres as well.

Here are some photos of the bals, and some nice pompiers!

There is also a huge bal at La Bastille, of course (ha, Est de Paris!)
" Eure \'Ordnung\' ist auf Sand gebaut. Die Revolution wird sich morgen schon \'rasselnd wieder in die Höhe richten\' und zu eurem Schrecken mit Posaunenklang verkünden: \'Ich war, ich bin, ich werde sein!\' "
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