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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Sur le Pont: ABC Wednesday, and TTThursday

T-shirt for sale in Avignon



© Photos by Kay Davies and
   Richard Schear, France, April, 2
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Sur le Pont d'Avignon 








On the bridge, Avignon,
people dance there, people dance there,


Under bridge, Avignon,
people row there, people row there,


On the streets, Avignon,
people drive there, people ride there,


Carousel, Avignon,
children sing there, children laugh there,


In the square, Avignon,
El'phants dance there, el'phants dance there,


Note: This is a fun video, do watch and listen!


Sur le pont d'Avignon,
On y danse, on y danse,
Sur le pont d'Avignon,
On y danse tous en rond.

Posted for the letter S in ABC Wednesday, click HERE!
and for Thursday Theme Song:  Hootin' Anni's musical meme. CLICK HERE!

40 comments:

Filip Demuinck said...

This castle or gate on teh square Avignon looks really impressive.

Greetingd,
Filip

Lisa RedWillow said...

Just Beautiful. You see the most unique places.

Paula Scott said...

What a wonderful dancing elephant! And, such a gorgeous town.

Winchester Daily Photos said...

Avignon is a beautiful place

Mr Puddy said...

Derar Kay, Fantastic places !
Mom love Carousel, Avignon,it look magic !
I like the El'phants dance : )

Have a wonderful day
xoxo

Francisca said...

Oh drats, the video is blocked here! But your photos of Avignon bring forth a flood of good memories. My parents lived very close to there. I don't recall seeing the dancing elephant, so that must be rather new. Superb S post, Kay!

anthonynorth said...

A lovely place and great photos.

Roger Owen Green said...

very attractive SITE.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Sylvia K said...

Great post for the S Day, Kay, and I LOVE the elephant!! You have indeed visited some very lovely and interesting places! Hope you have a great evening!

Sylvia
ABC Team

Julie said...

Ah now ... I was in Avignon in October of 2008, and that elephant surely was not there at that time. It is a lovely city and I spent hours over a number of days traipsing between the bridge and the square out the front of the Papes Palace. Nice memories ...

Carver said...

I enjoy your travel photographs so much. These are wonderful.

Meryl said...

The You Tube clip was lots of fun. I really enjoyed the post. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Oh, that dancing elephant is wonderful!
And I want that t-shirt!!
I had a record of chansons francaises that I practically wore out (probably wore out my poor mother as well!) and this one was one of my favourites.

Tumblewords: said...

Special places, to be sure. A delightful post!

Hildred and Charles said...

Great post Kay, - the video made me want to dance and smile, and same with the dancing elephant!

magiceye said...

that is a lovely series of images!

xinex said...

Beautiful post! What a lovely place!..Christine

Linnea said...

Delightful shots...and so much sunshine!

Lew said...

Avignon looks like a happy place! But no one else joined the dancing on the bridge.

Reader Wil said...

That's a wonderful set of photos of this beautiful bridge and town. I must confess that I have never been there even though my whole family was there . My husband and son were there camping with my sister and her family and I stayed here at home studying for my examination English which was to be in September. Well may be I can see it another time. Thanks for your visit. Have a great rest of the week Kay!

SquirrelQueen said...

You are right Kay, the video is lots of fun. Just set down the camera and dance!

I love the dancing elephants and the bridge is magnificent. Great post Kay.

Cezar and Léia said...

That sculpture is so funny and creative!
I also love the bridge, the arches are adorable!
Wonderful idea for this post!
Leia

Cildemer said...

Very amusing entry for S day with fabulous shots! Loved it!
Thanks for sharing, Kay;o)
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Hope you are having a nice and happy week****

Red Nomad OZ said...

That elephant is marvellous! But now, thanx to you, I'll have that ditty going round my head all day ...

Gigi Ann said...

Loved the photos, but the video was great, I listened to it twice. That guy loves to dance on the dancing bridge.

Leslie said...

love the elephant... and so love that you take me around the world with you :)

Gattina said...

Wonderful sightseeing tour and yes all French speaking children are brought up with this song even in Belgium !

jabblog said...

I LOVE the elephant - what fun! Sadly I can't watch the video as it's banned here. (Now I'm really interested;-))

Martha Z said...

That's a wonderful bridge and I love the elephant :)

Oakland Daily Photo said...

A travel guide to music! Great idea. Could be a meme theme!

Jenny Woolf said...

This is nice! Makes me think I must return to Avignon, it is years since I was there .:)

Margaret Duarte said...

Love the pictures, especially of the elephant. Thanks for sharing.

Joy said...

What a beautiful place, the elephant is the icing on the cake. What fun to come across it unexpectedly.

Leslie: said...

I was in Avignon for a day years ago and saw young people in costume dancing in the streets! I don't recall that elephant sculpture, though. It's such a beautiful city and one I'd like to revisit.
By the way, it was my second time in Skagway, too. This was my 3rd (and probably last) Alaska cruise.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The elephant sculpture alone is enough to make me want to go there!

Beverley Baird said...

I can't get that song out of my head now! lol
Love the elephant sculpture! It looks masive!
Have a wonderful week Kay!

Kay said...

I love that whimsical elephant statue.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

One song I've not heard before....and the images you've shared are super. I really enjoyed it all!!!

That elephant sculpture is so cool.

Pure Imagination

Have a terrific Thursday y'all!!

Thom said...

I like HA have never heard this fun song but how cool. And your photos..spectacular :)

cieldequimper said...

Wonderful illustration of a song that I hope every French kid is still taught! :-)