Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Grand opening parade

Palais des PapesYesterday afternoon saw the official opening of Avignon's annual theatre festival with a grand street parade of all performing companies, led by an elephant. A lively and colourful event which took place under a bright blue sky. The festival, which runs from the 8th to the 31st of July, will occupy much of my blog over the next three weeks. I hope you'll enjoy it.

Hier après-midi a vu l'ouverture officielle du Festival d'Avignon avec une grande parade des compagnies en costume, défilé conduit par un éléphant. Un événement vivant et coloré qui s'est déroulé sous un grand soleil. Le festival, qui se déroulera du 8 au 31 juillet, occupera une grande partie de mon blog dans les trois semaines qui viennent. J'espère que vous aimerez.
Rue de la république

15 comments:

Olivier said...

on attend cela avec impatience, déjà le début est assez impressionnant.

Babzy said...

pour le moins surprenant !Bon Festival :)

Hilda said...

A theater festival! My husband will be sooo envious! :)

Amazing how his tusks are so white!

J said...

Where did they find an elephant in the middle of france?! Nice to see he has an entourage.

Leif Hagen said...

Des fotos formidables, Nathalie! Quelle grande parade - tellement cool!

Avignon said...

Palsambleu, mais nous étions au même endroit au même moment !

Thérèse said...

Tusk whitening! That's new!
It's probably veeners though. Lol

Meri said...

Those tusks are amazing.

Adam said...

Off, off - yes, get off that elephant!

I like the comparison with the small dog in the second picture!

mire said...

bonjour Nathalie,
Magnifique photo du festival et cet esprit dans les rues.

Je suis le défil depuis les couleurs brillantes de Brigetoun.

let the show begin mais non c'est déja commencé!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ali said...

Oh how neat! Excited for more. :)

hope n laughter said...

Oh, how I miss it! Can't wait to see your photos of the streets covered in signs announcing a performance

LouDuk said...

Great captures! It sounds like a really awesome event!

Owen said...

Only at Avignon in Photos do we get elephants strolling the streets... with his trunk to the ground doing some vacuum cleaning, no wonder that little black dog is straingin so hard at the leash to get away from being vacuumed up... ;-D

Du Style et de l Art said...

Merci de nous le faire partager !
et profites en bien.....

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