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La Fete Nationale 14 July

Well, it was the official “La Fete Nationale” today. Yup-the big 14th of July. We had such a great time at the pre-show last night that we thought we would venture out again tonight to see the fireworks for the ever-so-much celebrated Bastille Day. To learn more about this day go to the about page here: http://french.about.com/od/culture/a/bastille-day.htm

This time we went to the port of Cassis, and apparently, so did everyone else! It was packed so we didn’t really have a great spot. I took another video of the grand finale, but it is a little rough around the edges due to the big tree in the way and some dumb kid’s head constantly moving into the frame. That was tough to avoid.

I did get some nice colors, though, and a resounding “yaaaay” from the audience at the end.

All in all, it was pretty neat, but I wish it could have been longer. The show only lasted about 10 minutes all together. Not really long enough to be satisfied, but, oh well. I will take my 10 minutes and run with it. Don’t worry, I didn’t film that whole show so no worries. I wouldn’t make you sit through it for that long! This ain’t your momma’s home movies!!!!

 

 

 

Les Artifices La Ciotat

I just returned from a fireworks show, pre-Bastille Day celebration at the port of La Ciotat. They decided to put their show on tonight instead of tomorrow for La Fête Nationale. This is the big holiday in France commemorating the storming of the Bastille in Paris in 1789.

I captured some of the grand finale.

The show was short, but nice.

 

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