Sunday, 27 July 2014

Rain & Festival

Rue Thiers, Avignon
Après une longue consultation des affiches proposant entre autres le Petit Prince, Duo pour Violon Seul, Dialogues d'Exilés, Marie Tudor, le Songe d'une Nuit d'été et un entretien philosophique avec Diderot, ces trois festivaliers sous leur parapluie rouge Betty Barclay se sont finalement décidés pour une pièce de la Sélection Brésilienne. Après un peu d'hésitation sur la rue à prendre, ils se sont mis en route. De l'autre côté de la rue, des touristes consultaient aussi leur plan avant de poursuivre leur chemin. Admirez au passage la pub pour Provença Cola, notre Coca local. Ces photos ont été prises sous l'averse de vendredi après-midi. Le festival d'Avignon se termine aujourd'hui dimanche sous le soleil et le mistral.
Je dédie ces deux sens interdits à mon ami Michel Benoit, qui en a publié une longue série sur son blog Avignon. Ils s'ajoutent aussi à ma série de sens interdits avignonnais.


After some ten minutes spent looking at the posters and the various shows advertised, these three festival goers under their red umbrella finally selected a play from the Brasilian selection. After some debate over which way to go, they finally set off. On the other side of the street, two Asian tourists were looking at their map before continuing their walk. You can notice in passing the advert for Provença Cola, our local Coke. These two photos were taken just after Friday afternoon's storm. The Avignon festival finishes today Sunday under a bright sun with a strong Mistral wind.

10 comments:

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Es tambèn lou darnié jour pèr veni 23 plaço di Carme !

William Kendall said...

It does look quite damp!

Bob Crowe said...

Jilly complained today about the effect of the storm on a festival in Gorbio. I've never been to a city where you could pick a play to see from posters and then just go, without a reservation. Our Fringe Festival works like that, but there is more than theater on offer.

jeandler said...

Un sens interdit tout provisoire.

Nathalie Beaumes said...

Bob to tell you the truth it's the first time I've seen so clearly people deciding on what to see just by looking at a display of posters. It can also be a risky practice here, especially towards the end of the festival when the most popular plays are booked out. I have no idea if these three people were successful.

Nathalie Beaumes said...

Bob to tell you the truth it's the first time I've seen so clearly people deciding on what to see just by looking at a display of posters. It can also be a risky practice here, especially towards the end of the festival when the most popular plays are booked out. I have no idea if these three people were successful.

Olivier said...

Festival pluvieux..festival 'presque' heureux, j'ai cru comprendre que le festival c'etait ferme avec un beau déficit cette année ;(.
En réponse a ton interrogation, le sculpteur du cycliste sur le rond point d'evry, c'est Olivier laillet ( Metallier ferronnier a villeneuve sur auvers 91580)

chri said...

Et voilà... ils sont repartis... La ville va se coucher un peu plus tôt désormais :-)

claude said...

La pluie aurait pu ne pas s'inviter pour le festival.

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