Friday, 7 October 2011

Music at sunset

Avignon, place du palais des papesGoing back in time, we're back on Popes Palace square on the night the big banquet for 500 took place (23 September, see this post). A band playing French songs provided entertainment to guests while they trickled in, found their seats and settled in. I enjoyed their joyful spirit and sense of fun. Worth sharing I think!
Retour en arrière : nous sommes revenus au soir de la Fête de la Gastronomie du 23 septembre dernier, lors du grand banquet sur la place du palais des papes (voir ce billet). Un groupe de musiciens était présent pour animer la soirée, j'ai aimé leur joyeuse énergie. A partager sans modération ! (grâce à MB je sais maintenant que le groupe s'appelle Manu & Co. Vous pouvez les retrouver ici. Merci Michel !)
I congratulated the guitarist on the colour of his shirt matching that of his eyes,
he appeared to enjoy the compliment :-)

J'ai félicité le guitariste sur la couleur de sa chemise assortie à celle de ses yeux,
il a paru apprécier le compliment :-)

20 comments:

Nathalie said...

My photos remained stored away on a memory disk at a friend's place for a long while, hence my publishing them much after the event, but I figured they were worth a post anyway. Unfortunately I don't have the band's name or contact details

Mes photos sont restées stockées sur une carte mémoire chez un amis pendant un bon moment, d'où mon retard à les publier mais je trouve qu'elles méritaient quand même un billet. Malheureusement je n'ai pas le nom ni les coordonnées du groupe. Si l'un de mes lecteurs locaux les connait...

jeandler said...

Tu es tombée sous le charme... de la chemise, des yeux bleus, des bouclettes, à moins que ce ne soit du petit chapeau crânement posé sur sa tête... Un verre de bon vin, de la musique entraînante et voilà où nous en sommes: je veux son nom !

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Very interesting representation of culture and custom.

│ˉˉˉˉ│∩│ˉˉˉˉ│ AVIGNON │ˉˉˉˉ│∩│ˉˉˉˉ│ said...

Manu & Co !
Voir ici :
http://avignon.midiblogs.com/archive/2010/10/07/manu-co-dins-la-rouloto-a-fouto.html
avec un lien vers leur Myspace.

Jilly said...

Absolutely worth posting after the event. I too do this sometimes. What a wonderful sense of Fete and joy here. I particularly adore that first photo - of course!

Kate said...

I am currently reading "Hadley" about Ernest Hemingway's first wife together in Paris, and the women and their attire would fit into that scene perfectly.

Who Is Afraid Of Miss Lovett? No, Mrs.Lovett... said...

Bonjour! Nathalie...
All Of your photographs are nice...too!
Merci, for sharing!
deedee ;-D

Thérèse said...

Voila comment on perpetue l'idee que l'accordeon est typiquement francais!

Thérèse said...

Chapeau a la premiere photo!

Karine said...

The top photo is absolutely stunning!

Stickup Artist said...

Looks like a lot of fun and I agree with Karine up there about the top photo. Love the reflections and clarity in the foreground, the bokeh and the lovely warm, muted tones. It has such an early autumn mood to it. A real classic!

Tilia said...

N°39, un excellent cru, superbe photo !

Zyeux-bleus a quelque chose de Gad Elmaleh... En mieux ;-)

Virginia said...

Your portraits always delight but N, that top photo is depth of field genius!
V

Siddhartha Joshi said...

The pictures are stunning, and so full of life! Love the first one...

Owen said...

Super bonne tronche le guitariste... tu n'as pas craqué un petit peu ? :-) Presque aussi mignon que le hérisson....

Ca a dû être sympa !

Et merci pour ton petit mot, suis content si cet endroit caché dans les Cevennes t'a plu... cet hameau perdu en ruines dépassait toutes mes attentes.

Leif Hagen said...

Looks like a magical opportunity for music, food and wine!
My wife bumped into Carine this afternoon in a nearby store!
bon weekend

Gunn said...

Great event AND great images!
Have a nice weekend!

Gunn / Stavangerdailyphoto.com

Cryingbear said...

belle ambiance, j'aime bcp la première photo!

chcmichel said...

I love the pictures. For those of us who couldn't be there, timing of when you share your pictures is really not that critical. We just appreciate the fact you shared your pictures. I also have to say I think you charmed by the young man with the intense eyes.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Nathalie, that first photo is stunning and I would have named it my favorite for its beauty and technical accomplishment.... but, that last photo of the guitarist... I would say that you definitely captured his attention and as a result a stunning (again) portrait!

Bises,
Genie

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