Monday, July 4, 2011

Quatre Juillet


Okay, this is a Paris photo blog and truly this is a Paris photo, but it is quatorze juillet and not quatre juillet. I was thrilled several years ago to travel to Paris alone for Bastille Day primarily to see the view above. I stood on the barricades for several hours and almost missed this shot as the planes moved overhead so quickly.

I hope that my French friends do not mind that I borrowed this photo to wish everyone in the USA a happy Fourth of July!


Avenue des Champs Elysées

40 comments:

Randy said...

Nice one Genie!

Pierre BOYER said...

:-)
No problem !
Enjoy !!!

Pierre

Shelley Smart said...

Great shot! And Happy Fourth to you, Genie!

Sara Louise said...

Happy 4th of July Genie! Bisous

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes! A very Happy July 4th, Genie! Love your photo, but then I always love your beautiful captures! Hope your weekend is going well! Enjoy!

Sylvia

martinealison said...

Unir les fêtes patriotiques... Bisous

dive said...

Awesome shot, Genie. Happy Fourth of July!

Malyss said...

July 4th is July 4th, no matter where..Happy July 4th to you, dear Genie!

Picturit said...

Great image Genie

Deborah said...

How apt - you've got the Stripes!
Happy July 4, Genie.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Happy 4th of July Genie, excellent tribute to the day, right down to the pink stripes below.

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

What a great shot. I hope you and your family are having a great 4th of July.
Sam

brattcat said...

very nice capture. have a good holiday.

o2 said...

What a great shot !
Happy July 4 ! It's also a great way to celebrate the friendship between our two countries, I love that !

Bergson said...

tu as raison il faut bien fêter le 4 juillet que je te souhaite excellent

JM said...

This is very clever, Genie. Happy 4th of July!

This is Belgium said...

HI Genie, I am sure that our French friends are pleased you posted the Bastille sky picture to celebrate the 4th of July. Maybe someone picks up the hint and reciprocates the quatorze juillet! Unfortunately our colors are black yellow and red. Have a happy 4th!

SRQ said...

Happy Independence Day!

Montreal Photo Daily said...

Happy 4th of July!

Harriet said...

Great capture! Happy Fourth!

Starman said...

Our only Quatorze was not what we had planned because of a transportation snafu. Even though I was a bit miffed, what we did participate in, was enjoyable.

Birdman said...

Worth the wait I bet.

Nadege said...

Happy fourth of July Genie!

Mikko Tyllinen said...

wow! Looks awesome! beautiful shot!

Suzi said...

Gorgeous genie, happy fourth of July from Sevilla x

Mikko Tyllinen said...

Hi again Genie! thank you so much for your advice! Its a great idea! I am kinf of a new here, so much to learn! I an very grateful to you for your coment! Wish you a fantastic time!

Gunn said...

Bravo!

Richard said...

Vive le 4 Juillet, vive le 14 Juillet! Le principal est de ressentir une profonde fierté pour son pays. On doit enseigner aux jeunes générations l'amour pour son drapeau national, et la reconnaissance pour tous ceux qui ont donné leur vie pour le sauver.
Merci à toi Genie de nous y faire penser et bravo pour ta belle photo!

Loree said...

Happy 4th Genie. Enjoy it.

petrolin50 said...

Nice blog and interesting photographs. Pleased me. Peter.

biebkriebels said...

Have a good day, the photo is excellent and matches with the 4th of July, I suppose.

James said...

Nice one! Perfect for 4TH of July too!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

What a wonderful day and I truly appreciate all the good wishes for a July 4th celebration.

I will be ready to celebrate 14 juillet also with full enthusiasm. Not only is it a holiday in France, but it is my first blog anniversary. I timed the start of my blog to coincide with this special date.

Have a wonderful week, all!

Bisous,
Genie

Jack said...

A very fine salute to our holiday, Genie. And, I hope the Genie Family celebrations were happy.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Genie
I was unable to access my blog for over a week.. I wanted to thank you for visiting Bebe in Italy and your kind words.
I love this photo...Just beautiful!
Blessings,
Penny

Paula said...

You're an adventuress! Wonderful shot for today, I think everyone's Independence Day is a source of everyone's happiness.

Alexa said...

I'm late—but I love this! bleu, blanc et rouge or red, white and blue: Hope you had a happy holiday.

Stan said...

Viva la France! Viva la Genie!!!!

Marie-Noyale said...

Prepare the fireworks for this blog Anniversary!!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Merci, mes amis! Fireworks to come!