Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Bastille Day


It's Bastille day in France, here are some of my favourite images, celebrating France and the French...

 Robert Doisneau










Brassai



Henri Cartier-Bresson



Lartigue


Colette


Josephine Baker with her pet cheetah, Paris

Edith Piaf

Jean Cocteau

Coco Chanel

Christian Dior

Yves Saint Laurent

Train Wreck, Gare Montparnasse

Citroen 2CV

Audrey Hepburn, Funny Face

Brigitte Bardot, Cannes

Alain Delon
Catherine Deneuve, for Louis Vuitton

Beatrice Dalle, Betty Blue

Emanuelle Beart

Dom Perignon

23 comments:

  1. Fantastic images Dash!! Thumbs up on all of them. You have the most beautiful images on your blog. It always a treat to stop by!

    jeanne :)

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  2. Fabulous tribute to the French, that is my favourite photo of Alain Delon.. it has featured on Wordless Wednesday twice :)
    I particularly like the second photo, oh also the one of Josephine Baker with her pet leopard .. oh and the dog with the cart.. and .. and xx

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  3. Fabulous tribute to the French, that is my favourite photo of Alain Delon.. it has featured on Wordless Wednesday twice :)
    I particularly like the second photo, oh also the one of Josephine Baker with her pet leopard .. oh and the dog with the cart.. and .. and xx

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  4. Just discovered your blog with all these great images of France and its icons - great!

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  5. This was a lovely tribute to the French and Bastille Day. I hope you enjoyed some festivities.

    I've never seen a photo of Piaf before. She was very pretty. Did you see the portrayal of her by Marion Cottilard?

    While I liked all the photos (eye candy) the little dog with the cart stole my heart!

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  6. Vive la France!

    And the dog in the third black and white photo looks just like my dog, Apple!!

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  7. May I contact you by e mail...to discuss something which I would like to post but not before discussing it with you?

    baggus1@yahoo.com

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  8. Lovely photos. I agree with Ruth, that photo of Alan Delon is gorgeous.

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  9. I agree with Jeanne. It's always a treat. And a delicious selection of photos.

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  10. Gorgeous images Dash - a great kick start to my morning! x

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  11. These are fantastic images! A great way to start the day!

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  12. Great images...the train wreck was surreal!

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  13. Joyeux quatorze juillet. Perhaps I should not say that as the storming of the Bastille was bloody, at any rate I hope you enjoyed la Fête Nationale. What a wonderful assemblage of photos, except for the iconic photo of Yves Saint Laurent. That image has always given me the creeps. Perhaps it is the fact that he is nude in what is obviously a formal studio portrait or the fact that he is wearing his signature glasses. Everything is at odds but perhaps that is the point.
    The fashion designer has no clothes.
    Actually I think I am simply bothered by the fact that he has his bare bum on a leather cushion.
    That is wrong, wrong and creepy.
    X David

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  15. Dash - where DO you get these wonderful images for your blog?

    I love to see what images of effortless elegance you have posted and this blog is no exception.

    I don't know which image I like the best - possibly the kids at the Eiffel Tower? Coco Chanel? Joesphine Baker?

    Too many to choose!

    I must say I worry about the leather pouffe. Hopefully the image was shot fairly quickly so that there was minimal sponging down of the pouffe required afterwards.

    Is it still socially acceptable to call something a leather pouffe? Was it EVER socially acceptable?

    This is my second attempt at leaving this comment. I think I'm clicking about too quickly ;-) Great post Dash!

    Ali x

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  16. Dear Dash, gorgeous post! I love all the pictures you choose. I particularly like the one of the Metro and the fabulous shot Josephine Baker is sheer glamour...

    Happy belated Bastille Day. I'd write more but I have to get up in less than three hours to go to a bloody festival. It's pissing down and gale force winds at the mo. Marvellous. Have an amazing weekend, Love xx

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  17. Beautiful photos Dash. And I love the one of Olivier Martinez on your sidebar :-)

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  18. That Alain Delon is one gorgeous man!

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  19. Lovely photos, love them all, partic like Chanel and Alain Delon - phwoar! Bx

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  20. how have you been my friend?
    i have missed you

    i enjoyed all of the photos..especially the ones with the dogs

    how is crusoe?

    teddy is doing so good...i just ADORE this little dog..i am smitten

    hope this finds you and crusoe well

    sending love across the sea

    kary and teddy
    xxx

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  21. Thank you for sharing these wonderful vintage photos of Paris. I love them!

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