France, Carcassonne, July 14, 2013
Bastille Day is the name given in English-speaking countries to the French National Day, which is celebrated on 14 July each year. While the date is the same as that of the storming of the Bastille, July 14 was instead chosen to commemorate the 1790 Fête de la Fédération. It is a symbol of the uprising of the modern nation and of the reconciliation of all the French inside the constitutional monarchy which preceded the First Republic during the French Revolution. Celebrations are held all over France. Carcassonne helds one of the biggest fireworks displays in France this day.
On a trip with
Canon 5D Mark II, Tamron 17-35, ISO 100, f/11, bulb (~4 sec)