Sunday's picture and a song - "La Pluie" in Chartres
|Chartres in the rain. Photo credit: Stephane|
If you aren't familiar with the young French singer Zaz, please listen to "La pluie". "The Rain" is the song that has been playing in Paris all week. It traveled with us to Chartres yesterday and looks as if it plans to accompany us to the Loire Valley as well!
Le ciel est gris la pluie s'invite comme par surprise
elle est chez nous et comme un rite qui nous enlise
les parapluies s'ouvrent en cadence
comme une danse,
les gouttes tombent en abondance
sur douce France....
Have a great trip Mary Kay! can't wait to read more about it before we go! hope the weather clears up for you two!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Kristen! We had a wonderful trip but the weather never really cleared up. I hope that you're having fun in the Loire Valley!Delete
ah, I loved the song and the video--great images of Paris in the rain. And Chartres looks pretty in the rain too. It's funny how the French annunciate so distinctly all the syllables when singing but smother them all into one when speaking them.ReplyDelete
Have a great trip.
Interesting that you should say that because I had the same thought while listening to Zaz. Her annunciation (or something) reminds me of Edith Piaf.Delete
Welcome to the Loire, I hope you're enjoying yourselves! I would blame you for bringing the rain except it's bloody been this way for weeks already (everywhere else too, I gather).ReplyDelete
Thanks, Gwan! We had a wonderful time in your part of France, in spite of the rain. I really thought that you would have organized some sunshine for us!Delete
Well I hope the sun has come out as it has here in Paris. Otherwise if it rains, you will just have to cuddle up together and watch the rain through the window of the Château. Have a wonderful time.ReplyDelete
Chartres looks lovely I must visit.
Love from Bolton
I'm pleased that the sun finally came out while you were in Paris, Denise!Delete
Chartres is well worth a visit. If you go, I've heard that the tour of the cathedral is supposed to be excellent. Unfortunately, we missed it this time around.
Chartres looks very romantic. Hope you get a little bit of sun, but lovely photos anyway.ReplyDelete
Chartres is romantic - but what was strange after being in Paris is how deserted some parts of the town were. I guess that everyone else was wise enough to stay inside where it was nice and dry!Delete
Great photos of a charming town. The featured video and song are lovely for the post, too.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Nancy. I can't wait to see your photos! Please let me know when you upload them.Delete
It's been raining for weeks here - we're ready for sunshine!ReplyDelete
It's still cloudy in Paris. I hope that it's better in Brittany!Delete
Chartres looks good even in the rain - at least in your photos! Thanks for the tip on Zaz.ReplyDelete
I'm happy that you enjoyed listening to Zaz. She has several other songs on YouTube that I like.Delete
Loved the post and the song, Mary Kay! It's finally raining here in Boston, too. Cold and gray for a change — but kind of wonderful, actually.ReplyDelete
Oh, no! I hope that Boston gets all of the cold, grey weather out of its system before we arrive on May 17 because I wasn't planning to bring my rain gear with me.Delete
And speaking of Boston, I was in Chartres with two Bostonians. I think that you may know one of them.