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Sunday July 15, 2012

Bastille Day, 2012

Yesterday we celebrated the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille in Paris in 1789 by drinking and eating at the Corson Building in the Georgetown area of Seattle. There were many Chanel-inspired striped shirts and tri-colored scarves in attendance. Having neither, I just went the bleu (shirt) blanc (shorts) et rouge (T-shirt) route. I loved the '60s French pop being played there by a DJ named Darwin (yes), and last night bought a CD recommended by him, “Paris a Pop: Rock n' Roll and miniskirts,” which includes covers of some well-known U.S. rock songs: “Noir c'est noir,” par example. Dylan's “I Want You” is translated as “D'etre a vous,” while “Son of a Preacher Man” gets the bland title “Le grand amour.” But all three are good covers.

Afterwards five of us, including Brio, the dog, went to the Betty Bowen overlook at the top of Queen Anne hill for a picnic and watched the sun set. We witnessed a lavish wedding in the nearby Parsons Garden. Nothing was stormed.

Patricia Bradbury, Bastille Day, 2014 Dylan, Bastille Day, 2012

Brio, ball, Betty Bowen overlook, Seattle Patricia, Betty Bowen Overlook, 2012

Puget Sound sunset from the Betty Bowen Overlook in Queen Anne, Seattle

Sunset over Puget Sound, July 14, 2012

Posted at 08:42 AM on Sunday July 15, 2012 in category Photo of the Day  
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