Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Sapeurs-Pompiers de Paris




Although the parade for 14 juillet is not until tomorrow, tonight begins the Bals des Pompiers, the firemen's parties held at each station in Paris on 13-14 juillet. There is much partying in the streets and it is one of the most festive events in Paris.

I wonder if these guys partied all night long... probably not.

32 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Looks like such fun! Wish I were there! Enjoy, Genie!!

Sylvia

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh yes, let the fun begin!! Great full of energy shot Genie.

Rob-bear said...

Partied all night? Je pense que non.
But the idea of having parties in and around fire stations is interesting. As long as nobody gets run over when one of the rigs has to go to a fire that is where it shouldn't be.
Nice photo, Genie.

Malyss said...

Oh, no! they are training for tomorrow, to be at the right place at the right moment! the défilé is something to be absolutely perfect. So,No party before! BUT...after..Woaw! :o)

Picturit said...

Oh a party if only I was there have not been to a party for ages.

Cezar and Léia said...

Brave men!
*I love that kind of "hat"!
Great shot Genie, it's beautiful!
Léia

Shell Sherree said...

Such a vibrant photo, Genie! Hard to believe it's nearly 14th July again...

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Beautiful, vibrant image Gene.

dive said...

Hoorah for les Sapeurs-Pompiers! Last time I was in Paris I watched them put out a fire in a top floor apartment. True heroes!

Starman said...

They were probably busy putting out the fires caused by all the revellers.

Dyche Designs said...

They look like they mean business. Great shot.

Birdman said...

They look no worse for ware. Probably a quiet night.

M said...

For the sake of those who might need help, I hope some pompiers are foregoing the parties! Another fun time to be in Paris --- but then, is there not a time when itmwould be fun to be in Paris???

brattcat said...

looks may be deceiving...it's possible the entire crew is of the party animal ilk.

Virginia said...

Oh fond memoires of the handsome pompiers who tried to sell me a ticket to their bash last juin!
V

This is Belgium said...

Virginia talkes about handsome pompiers.. I can not see well what they look like but i take her word for it.

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Vive la France! Can't wait to see more festivities.

Pierre BOYER said...

La météo risque un peu de gâcher la fête ce soir...

Pierre

biebkriebels said...

Nice guys, but the car is not very effective to put out a fire....

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Sylvia, Grace, and Jeff -- I wish that we were all there tonight (and tomorrow) for the festivities.

Bear -- Actually, I do not think that each firestation has a party, but there are many... These guys do not look as if they partied all night

Malyss -- Yes, I imagine that après le défilé the party will truly begin!

Léia -- You would love the variety of hats/caps in the procession.

Shell -- Indeed, but it is hard to believe that I have been able to post 365 days in a row!

Carol -- Wish we were there right now!

dive -- I saw some selling beefcake calendars in December

Starman -- Hah! probably so!

K -- Once the parade begins it is all business, but to see them casually getting ready was great

Bird -- Agreed. These guys probably went to bed early in order to get ready

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Marie -- I cannot imagine a time when it is not fun to be in Paris!

brattcat -- Well, I do not know about the partying but most of them are "easy on the eyes"

Virginia -- Yes, and it is easy for them to sell with their handsome looks

anni -- Look back at my post for another look
http://parisandbeyond-genie.blogspot.com/2011/03/le-pompier.html

Brittany -- More to come, mon amie!

Pierre -- C'est dommage, mais peut être il fera beau demain, 14 juillet. Merci, mon ami

biebkriebels -- No, but I think that they roll out a bit of every type of vehicle for le défilé of 14 juillet

Irredento Urbanita said...

Great to see these courageous men!! Enjoy your July 14th!!!

Regards

Valery

Barcelona Daily Photo

Montreal Photo Daily said...

LOL! These guys are so stiff, I don't think they're party animals. But I'm sure the others will enjoy themselves tonight and tomorrow! Enjoy your July 14th!

Suzi said...

Viva la France! Hopefully there one 14th of July !
Bon fete a un Bastille mon ami x

Dianne said...

I do love that beautiful red truck - and as for Parisian pompiers - they are a special breed - all in the handsome variety! xx

Cildemer said...

Wonderful shot! Love seeing these deserving men having some fun too;o)
Thanks for sharing, Genie;o)
***
Bisous***

beau gosse said...

Cou cou, Genie! Wishing Les Pompiers another 200 Years of Brilliance & Bravery in Paris!!!!

Jack said...

Maybe I am wrong, but these guys don't look like party animals to me. Interesting vehicle. It looks ancient, but it could just be a different design from an American fire vehicle.

Alexa said...

Oooh, j'adore les bals des pompiers! And even more so when I was 20 and could actually dance and flirt all night with les beaux pompiers. :~}

Randy said...

Love the old truck!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Dear Genie

I agree - wouldn't we have fun all there together!!!
Eric tells me the Pompiers are celebrating 200 years anniversary this year so I imagine it will be a very special party - woohoo!!!

hugs
Shane

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Valery -- Merci, mon ami - wish I was there!

Suzi -- Et à toi, aussi, mon amie!

Dianne -- Very muscular and handsome, indeed!

Cildemer -- I think that these guys are enjoying the ride in the parade but may be thinking about the party later...

beau gosse -- I admit that I did not know until yesterday that it was the 200th anniversary. There will surely be celebrations!

Jack -- If you like vehicles, you would have been in awe at what came down the avenue!

Alexa -- Oh, I bet that you could still do that!

Randy -- I do also... Merci

Shane -- Yes, I have met internet/blogger friends in Paris, but what fun to have a really big party!