02 March 2009

La Fête du Citron (Music of the World) - French Cancan


We can't be in France and not have the music of French Cancan, can we? Here we see Montmartre's Moulin Rouge and as we walk around we notice Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is painting at his easel, the musicians are playing and La Goulou is dancing. Oh la la!

Today I'd like to introduce you to a fellow blogger, Catherine, who lives in Paris but visits Menton with her family during the school holidays. Her love of Menton is evident in her beautiful words and photographs. Do take a look - it's called The Five of Us. Scroll down to see her recent photographs.

21 comments:

  1. c'est la fête ;o) et vraiment j'adore. quel travail pour faire le moulin.

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  2. Ah, le Moulin aux Citrons (et oranges). Very clever, very beautiful, and I'll bet the air is heavily scented, no?

    Jilly, check my blog tomorrow for an update on Katja, the dog lady.

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  3. Another amazing creation.

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  4. Brilliant!

    Sorry I was away for the weekend but your theme day photo was wonderful - it's beautifully composed (although glass merely appears in it for its transparency)

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  5. These sculptures are truly remarkable. When I saw the photo on the portal I wondered how this one fit into the theme of music...until I saw your narrative. Perfect!

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  6. These constructions are wonderfully creative. And you capture them with such a true eye.

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  7. Gorgeous photos, once again.

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  8. Incredible work to last just a few days!

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  9. Le Moulin Rouge — but of course! Love that they put Toulouse-Lautrec in there.

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  10. this looks like such a fun event. the moulin rouge looks great.

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  11. I am always amazed with their imagination and craftsmanship!!!

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  12. What a beautiful display of creativity! I believe the citrus smell must be good too! Mmmm...I would love to be there in Menton!

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  13. Are those walls really covered in oranges and lemons?!

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  14. Saretta, absolutely! Take a look at the post for 27 February and you'll see how it's done. The Menton Lemon Festival is a massive big deal here.

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  15. Amazing! Great photos!

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  16. Your pictures of the Jardins Bioves with its floats are wonderful. (The same sky is so drab in mine that I prefer to leave them in their file).
    So kind of you ,Jilly, for the link. I do love this city, I feel so peaceful, and happy over there. It's an endless source of inspiration for pictures and above all, for the mind.

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  17. That's another lovely lemon decoration. Very creative.

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  18. I cannot believe that it's Citrus Festival time already! :))) I LOOOOVE your pictures from this festival Jilly! So glad I stopped by today and saw these.

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  19. The colour really pings off the screen, Jilly. Well caught..

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