Happy Bastille Day!


Away from home I may be, but I remain distinctly and unashamedly French. Today is Bastille Day in France which is celebrated on July 14th each year. It is a national holiday and commemorates the storming of the Bastille on July 14th 1789.
Bastille Day is the anniversary of “our Revolution”, when we rejected monarchy and the principle of inherited privileges.
Today, I am wearing the only thing in my wardrobe that carries the 3 colours of the French flag – I was told I looked like a 1950’s housewife but hey, who cares?  – the wind did its best to whip my dress all over the place but we managed a few pics. Now I have an evening of (French) food and wine ahead to celebrate a day that’s incredibly important to the French people.

“No dictator, no invader, can hold an imprisoned population by force of arms forever. There is no greater power in the universe than the need for freedom. Against that power, governments and tyrants and armies cannot stand.”
– J. Michael Straczynski

36 thoughts on “Happy Bastille Day!

  1. Here in America, we celebrate Bastille Day by freeing all the baby Bastilles from their cages and returning them to the ocean where they can once again swim freely with their fellow Bastilles. Awesome post my friend and a fine picture of you. Happy Bastille Day! 🙂

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  2. Oh Anaïs, every year I remember this day because, in my opinion it was so important to the progress of the history of humanity. These days american people has another commemorations, but these are not the mine. When I was three and four years old, I lived in France. Two years are so few but at the childhood are so important. Once I was debating with an spanish woman (I’m from this country too) about the most seductive women. I disagreed with her opinion, because she said they were from this country, and I discussed with her because I think that french women have the same level as the spanish but with a bonus of charming and ‘savoir faire’. I didn’t know explain so well, because I had not this picture of your post on Happy Bastille Day! Thanks for sharing. Congrats and bon après midi.

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    1. Oh, you’ve lived in France, how lovely! You’re almost a compatriot! 😉
      As for your opinion on French women, I couldn’t possibly comment…I’m afraid anything I’d say would be seen as terribly biased 😉
      Thank you for your visit, bon apres midi a toi aussi 🙂

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      1. Oh Anaïs, I understand you. To comment through the blogs it often can be indiscreet. Everything we say could be seen as something we hang on a clothes line. But I still believe in the freedom of expression. If some day you want to converse I will give you a mail address. Meanwhile I want to excuse my poor expression in english. Thanks so much. Here and now we’d say ‘Bonsoir amie’ 😀

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