samedi, juin 03, 2006

107. La Belle époque of Pont-sur-Sambre.

On these three pictures the people are wearing old clothes and old uniforms. Some wear intentionnaly worker clothes. They are of another carnival group of Pont-sur-Sambre, la "Belle Epoque".
Perle de Rosée.

106.The show-band of Rousies and the Majorettes.

This is a group we have seen near the tower at the beginning of my photo report about the town-parade of the carnival of Mi-Carême. You can see what for music-instruments the people are playing. They look like xylophone and make a very nice sound. At the right you see anew an house with blind windows of people that made in the past walls instead of the windows not to pay so much taxes. And the sign-boards on the wall are not very large so that we can see through them.
Majorettes are very popular in the North of France. Many girls like to be Majorettes. When they are they have to dance on the street and at the same time turning a piece of wood in their hands and to throw them to the sky all in the same rythm.
Perle de Rosée.

105. La Fanfare Municipale de Rousies. The town Fanfare of Rousies.

Now comes a new band in the town-parade of the carnival of Pont-sur-Sambre. It is the Municipale Fanfare of Rousies. To make music in the streets at the spring-feast is good to chase away the winter cold.
This group comes from a little town Rousies nearby Maubeuge about 20km away from Pont-sur-Sambre in the North-East of it.
Perle de Rosée.

vendredi, juin 02, 2006

104. The wedding in the old manner : Le mariage à l'ancienne.

A other picture of the Waltz dance on the streets by the parade of the Mi-CArême (carnival) of Pont-sur-Sambre. As danced by our friends J and JP.

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103. The wedding at the ancient manner : Lemariage à l'ancienne (4).

Here is the following of the marriage on the ancient manner. At the end of the group are our friends J. and J.P. dancing a little Waltz on the street. We have seen them already earlier in the blog. As policeman J.P. wears an old uniform. He is not policeman in the real life.
Perle de Rosée.

102. The wedding in the ancient way (3).

An other view of the group. You see the people are smiling to me and are friendly. So, I'm certainly a frienly photoraph.
Perle de Rosée.

101. The wedding in the ancient way (2)

An other view of the wedding in the ancient way.
Perle de Rosée.

100. Le mariage à l'ancienne. The wedding at the old manner.

Here you can see a group which make a wedding at the old manner. You can look at the old hats and there is also a choir girl (but in the past there were only choir-boys).
The photo was taken in Pont-sur-Sambre at the carnival parade of Mi-Carême two months ago.
You can see also in the back of the picture houses with blind windows. In the past people must pay much money for their taxes when they had many windows. The money that people had to pay at the town did depend of the number of windows there houses had. So that much people let close their windows with bricks.
Perle de Rosée