21 July 2009

Fête Créole - Colour!


Colour! The vibrant, exotique colours of the Caribbean stand out against the softer colours of the Old Town, although in the main photo, the sun seems to make a perfect blend of the two.

In the small photograph, you see the steps leading down from the Basilica Saint-Michel, These are known as 'les rampes.'

The photo below shows part of the crowd in the Parvis outside the Basilica, the gorgeous madras dresses sing with colour. The mass, by the way, was celebrated in Créole.

20 comments:

  1. Jilly the atmosphere and blend of colours here are just wonderful ! The yellow ochre wall is a perfect match for those beautiful faces and costumes.

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  2. That was what I was expecting to see!

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  3. les costumes sont vraiment tres beaux, et avec beaucoup de couleurs. cela doit etre une tres belle fete a vivre

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  4. Wonderful!
    The first phrase that came to my mind was 'the joy and exuberance of life' but I don't quite know what the rest of the sentence is. Whatever, their clothes and your photos sure show it!

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  5. Amazing colors... you ARE correct! Love this shot!

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  6. Do you remember the song 'Chelsea Morning'? The line, "And the sun poured in like butterscotch and stuck to all my senses" popped into mind when I saw that first image. These are wonderful.

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  7. As I said, yesterday, the costumes make the people so unique.

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  8. What a beautiful portrait! I love it.

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  9. This is an amazing photo. Your work shows such culture and style. I really enjoy seeing each new shot you share.

    I love the way the colors compliment each other here. The expressions of the people.... it all fits so nicely. Very well done.

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  10. Great photos again! We all seem to be drawn to colour; too bad we don't always follow our tastes!!

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  11. Such beautiful colors -- colors of sunshine.

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  12. Janet Davis21 July, 2009

    This is one of the best photos I've seen on your website. Talk about everything coming together! Beautiful!!!

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  13. Oh wow! Its living up to its name!

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  14. Glorious! Festivals are so wonderful, I wish we had one every day.

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  15. Great shots. I can feel the atmosphere from here.
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  16. Menton has an amazingly diverse populace, Jilly. Did you know that when you moved there?

    What has been the most surprising thing, to you, about Menton? In a social/people way ...

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  17. Julie, I certainly didn't know that the Fetes brought in such diverse people but I did know that Menton, like much of this part of the south of France, has a mixed population. There are probably more Italians in Menton than in France, ditto in Monte Carlo. And of course there are ex pats (I hate that word) from all over - UK, Oz, Germany, Sweden, HOlland, everywhere.

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  18. It's good, isn't it, that the world can mix about like this. Yes, I am not keen on the term ex-pat either. And it is very difficult to ask someone where they come from: their reply that that are Australian is incontrovertible. However, their ethnicity is another thing.

    I find your Menton blog fascinating but your MC blog intimidating. Just my style I guess ... I am not keen on glitz.

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  19. JUlie, I understand. I live in Menton (well a village just above) and adore it. Monaco is a few kilometres away and is another world and because I live close I thought I'd run the two blogs but I am thinking of giving up the Monte Carlo blog - if I actually lived in the Principality, fair enough. Any way we'll see. I quite understand your thinking and actually it's mine too. Fun to go to for an evening but Menton has my soul in thrall.

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  20. Yes, that comes across ...

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