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Category: Events


Bastille Day: Military Bonhomie and Panache

  With this year’s Bastille Day just passed, here’s a collection of  some post-parade images. Some of the shots of troops relaxing were taken literally around the corner from our hotel, while others are the result of our stroll across…

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At Ease

Here, after Paris’ Bastille Day parade, these colleagues in arms relax while awaiting their ride.

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After the Parade

We’re back to early afternoon on Bastille Day. The parade is complete, and it’s time to relax.

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In Aid of Romance

I’ve mentioned in an earlier post that the people of Porto celebrate Festa de São João in late June each year. There are a number of traditions associated with this celebration, including meals centred around grilled sardines, midnight fireworks, fun…

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After the Party is Done

Graduation or convocation ceremonies involve a great deal of organisation, on the parts of both the hosts and participants. This stage of studies is complete. Speeches have been thoughtfully crafted, and students have taken painstaking care (or not) over the…

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Porto’s Festa de São João

If you ever have the opportunity to visit Portugal, you may want to plan your travels for June, since villages and cities there have patron saints whom they take great pleasure in honouring. The kind Portuguese are very welcoming of…

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