Le 14 juillet

The 14th of July was probably the longest day of my entire life up to this point.  And it was absolutely AMAZING!

The Husband and I headed to the Champ de Mars around 3 in the afternoon in order to stake out some seats for the fireworks.  For those of you who don’t know, the 14th of July is like the 4th of July in America — big parades, fireworks, the whole 9 yards.  Since we don’t know where we’ll be next year around this time, we knew that it was essential to see the fireworks this year!

Even more essential was getting an awesome seat for the fireworks and the classical concert that was happening beforehand — lucky for us we decided to get there insanely early and camp with some friends so we could get amazing photos for the fireworks (which will be coming shortly).

Suffice it to say that I took over 500 photos from this afternoon and night, but I’ll only be sharing a smattering on this blog.  I’ll share a link later on where you can see {most} of the rest.

We were lucky enough to have packed a delicious picnic and one umbrella to hold us through the blazing hot afternoon — the problem with only one umbrella, however, is that someone has to be partially out of it when there are two of you…  I am now unevenly tanned, after spending two days with a left arm that looked like a lobster.  Oh well, still totally worth it!

14 juillet 2013
14 juillet 2013
14 juillet 2013
14 juillet 2013
14 juillet 2013
14 juillet 2013


14 juillet 2013
14 juillet 2013


14 juillet 2013
14 juillet 2013
14 juillet 2013

Believe it or not, it was even more crowded by the time the fireworks started.  I’ve never been so close to people in my entire life — there were four of us piled into a 4 square foot area!  Good thing it was still in the 80’s this day and not yet into the 90’s like it has been since then!

I gotta say though, if I’m going to spend 12+ hours squished with a million of my closest friends, theres no better place to do it than looking up at the Eiffel Tower as the sun sets.  We truly do live a privileged life.

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2 comments
    • katherinecurrent said:

      Thanks!

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