Brienne le Château : Napoléon, the punchcard organ player and Xmas

Publié le par deslilas

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Brienne le Châeau is ready to celebrate Xmas in a fortnight. Last Sunday,in the "Santa Claus Market"  all the day long a punch card player was singing under the huge old hall..
Napoleon in front of the city hall is surrounded by decorated trees.

Brienne se prépare à célébrer Noël dans deux semaines. Dimanche dernier se tenait le Marché de Noël sous la grande halle. Un joueur d'orgue de Barbarie animait la manifestation.
La statue de Napoléon devant la Mairie est entourée d'arbres et de sapins décorés.

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deslilas 12/12/2007 08:57

If you want to hear the sound of this intrument here's the link for a video, a guy sings "Sous les ponts de Paris" (Under the Parisian briges)
http://www.dailymotion.com/tag/monde/video/x3amjm_leo-noel-et-son-orgue-de-barbarie

LeenaM 11/12/2007 14:35

We really need Christmas during these shortest and grey days, don`t we!
This Michel, my blog`s commentator has also Finnish wife and he spends every summer in Joensuu, but lives in France.
Thank you for telling from this new link!
Have a nice time!

Rich 11/12/2007 10:48

I've never seen a "punch card" player like that ... very interesting.