Sunday, 15 July 2007

Fête Nationale

We had a nice evening out on the Pâquier last night to celebrate la Fête Nationale or what we'd call in Australia, Bastille Day. After watching some clowns doing magic tricks, we wandered over to the canal. I'm not sure what it was called but they had a large pole extending out into the canal and some prizes/toys hanging from a frame near the end of it. People would try to walk out to the end to grab the toys, but it was not easy. If you made it to the end, a guy with a rope would move the toys up and down just out of your reach, usually until you lost your balance and fell in!

Next up, was a ride on the horses. Not real ones, but these little pedal ones that you hire for 10 minutes. Lily absolutely loves them. She rides along calmly with an expression of pure delight on her face while other kids are racing along overtaking and almost having collisions.

And then we stayed up to watch the fireworks. We had an amazing view from our balcony. They were quite spectacular. I'd love to include a few pictures but my photography skills are somewhat lacking when it comes to photograghing fireworks and I gave up quickly and just enjoyed the show. I'll have to learn how to take photos before the next fireworks on 4 August for the Fête du Lac.

1 comment:

Piero P Giorgi said...

Great my Lily who enjoys riding a horse-chart! Where was Jasper, left inside the basket of a hot-air baloon?
Pierononno worried