Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Bastille Day Greetings

Bastille

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Wishing all our friends in France and of French ancestry here and around the world a happy Fête Nationale. America owes so much of its beginnings to the aid and friendship of the French, an alliance that continues to today. Seattle Center held its own Bastille Day celebration complete with Bal des Pompiers, and many French restaurants and cultural enclaves around town are hosting festivities and special menus. This is the window of Ballard Avenue's newly opened Bastille Cafe & Bar, and judging from the happy faces of diners within, it is being well received. With a staff like the one Bastille has assembled, people who have been with Campagne, How to Cook A Wolf, The French Laundry (Yountville, CA), Union, Stars and more. . .and a rooftop garden where they grow their own greens, a gorgeous, comfortable, welcoming interior (yesterday's photo) and spacious patio dining, it is no wonder it is off to a great start.

6 comments:

Don and Krise said...

Sounds like a very nice place. Please give us another review once you have eaten there. Yumm!

brattcat said...

Love the composition again. I'm afraid I sound like a broken record but you consistently capture and share such fine images.

Leave Your Mark Photography said...

I love this shot!

Virginia said...

Same to ya from lovely downtown Paris! I have fireworks to add to your celebration on my Paris blog!
Vive la France!!!v

Marie-Noyale said...

Fresh and clean idea...
in another set of the usual blue white and red colors!

Louis la Vache said...

A little more Bastille here.
;-)