On A Beautiful Summer Evening... In Paris!
Time for a rendezvous... A what?
Did You Know? - Rendezvous or rendez-vous (pronounced ron-deh-voo) refers to a planned meeting between two or more parties at a specific time and place.
Merci à vos amis de prendre les photos
The Rhythm Kings keep us moving all night long!
That "Come Hither" Look!
Did You Know? - Come Hither means inviting or enticing, especially in a sexually provocative manner; beckoning: a come-hither look. Origin of come-hither. 1895-1900. First recorded in 1895-1900; adj., noun use of imperative phrase come hither.
"Come Hithers" are all over this evening!
Love the lacey look!
Ready to dance the night away
Always a happy face
Deux beaux couples habillés pour une soirée de danse
Getting a French lesson perhaps?
Deux charmantes dames prêtes à dîner et à danser toute la nuit
Our photographers sneak out from behind the lens!
Did You Know? - The paint is wet. Or at least some of it is. Twenty-five workers began brushwork in March on a top-to-bottom repainting job thats expected to take 18 months.
When done, they will have applied 60 tons of paint in three shades of brown (darkest at the bottom, lightest at the top). The tower needs repainting every seven years, and it hasn't always been brown.
For a brief spell in 1899, the tower was painted ochre yellow. And from 1954 to 1961, it was brownish red, a bit like the Golden Gate Bridge.
Did You Know? - The Latin Quarter in Paris has been a magnet for students for such a long time, in fact, that's how it got its name. When the Sorbonne, otherwise known as the University of Paris, was founded in the 12th century in this very neighborhood, Latin was the language of universities everywhere.
Did You Know? - Some of the museum's most celebrated works of art include the Mona Lisa and the Venus of Milo. The Louvre Museum is one of the largest and most important museums in the world. It is housed in the expansive Louvre Palace, situated in the 1st arrondissement, at the heart of Paris.
The Louvre was originally built as a fortress in 1190, but was reconstructed in the 16th century to serve as a royal palace. It continued to be expanded over the years. It currently covers a total area of 652,300 square feet (60,600 square meters).
Did You Know? - Moulin Rouge is French for "Red Mill" and is a cabaret in Paris, France.
The original house, which burned down in 1915, was co-founded in 1889 by Charles Zidler and Joseph Oller, who also owned the Paris Olympia. Close to Montmartre in the Paris district of Pigalle on Boulevard de Clichy in the 18th arrondissement, it is marked by the red windmill on its roof. The closest métro station is Blanche.
Moulin Rouge is best known as the spiritual birthplace of the modern form of the can-can dance. Originally introduced as a seductive dance by the courtesans who operated from the site, the can-can dance revue evolved into a form of entertainment of its own and led to the introduction of cabarets across Europe.
Today, the Moulin Rouge is a tourist attraction, offering musical dance entertainment for visitors from around the world. The club's decor still contains much of the romance of fin de siècle France.
Did You Know? - The Palais-Royal, originally called the Palais-Cardinal, is a palace located in the 1st arrondissement* of Paris. The screened entrance court faces the Place du Palais-Royal, opposite the Louvre. The larger inner courtyard, the Cour d'Honneur, has since 1986 contained Daniel Buren's site-specific art piece Les Deux Plateaux, known as Les Colonnes de Buren.
In 1830 the Cour d'Honneur was enclosed to the north by what was probably the most famous of Paris's covered arcades, the Galerie d'Orléans.
Demolished in the 1930s, its flanking rows of columns still stand between the Cour d'Honneur and the popular Palais-Royal Gardens.
* a subdivision of a department in France, for purposes of local government administration.
Who gets the centerpieces?
...and the next dance will be...
The party goes on!
All attention is directed to the announcements
Good looking group!
Ah... A night in Paris!
Did You Know? - "The Song from Moulin Rouge" (also known as "Where Is Your Heart") is a popular song that first appeared in the 1952 film Moulin Rouge.
"The Song From Moulin Rouge" lyrics...
When ever we kiss,
I worry and wonder.
Your lips may be near,
but where is your heart?
It's always like this,
I worry and wonder.
You're close to me here,
but where is your heart?
It's a sad thing to realize
that you've a heart that never melts.
When we kiss, do you close your eyes,
pretending that I'm someone else?
You must break the spell,
this cloud that I'm under.
So please won't you tell, darling,
where is your heart?