Friday, July 17, 2009

Bastille Day

Villa Fontaine
Jim and Diana at the Beach
Taking the road to the Marche Provencal
Marche Provencal
Fresh Herbs
Bastille Day at Jazz a Juan
Jim and Diana at Jazz a Juan
Fireworks over the Jazz Festival

Bastille Day

I love to celebrate Bastille Day - even in America !! ... but even MORE incredible is to celebrate Bastille Day in France - and especially in beautiful Antibes. So ... we - Jim, Diana and I, wake up early and stroll to the old village for a coffee and croissant. It's a beautiful day and after petite dejeuner we head to the beach. I haven't really 'worked' as it were, on my tan and soaked up the sun ... so today will be a welcomed day of rest and relaxation ... and, of course, celebration.

Tonight we walk over to Juan les Pins to enjoy Jazz a Juan. Audouin is kind to invite us and he welcomes us into the VIP tent for complimentary champagne. Tonight there are three jazz musicians featured in a sort of competition. The winner of the competition will be the featured musician at next year's Bastille Day concert. Last year's featured winner was exceptional - Nicole Henry - so much so that I bought all of her cds.

The winner of this year's Bastille Day competition was an exceptional saxophone player - I will research her name - absolute phenomenon for sure ... complicated scales ... leading up to the MOST beautiful rendition of 'What are you doing the rest of your life'. I sat there paralyzed with awe - fantastic and soulful. Perfection.

It was really wonderful for me to share this Bastille Day with Jim and Diana - to show them the hospitality and generosity of Mr. Rambaud, the beauty of Jazz a Juan, the charm of Antibes.

Happy National Festival Antibes .... Je t'aime

So .... getting late ... off to bed ....
bon nuit mon ami and sweet dreams ...



Blogger said...

Lovely photos - where are the photos of you?

9:09 PM  

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