This lady and her cat had a nice view of events going on below for the annual Fête de la Musique, which takes place all over France -- and now, all over the world.
What a way to kick off the summer! I take back what I said about writing my last post before my trip to the USA. I need to do just one more, to share with you some of the more serene moments of yesterday's festive festival.
A restaurant with a coveted view onto the Place de la Cité waits for customers under the watchful eye of Aubrac cattle:
An unusually colorful (for Rodez) window catches the eye of passers-by as dusk falls:
If anyone had been looking out of it, he or she could have watched this group of musique folklorique having some informal fun:
A piano shop brought in an excellent pianist from Toulouse to play within the confines of his small boutique; a large crowd gathered on the sidewalk to watch and, especially, listen:
Of course, there was plenty of bustle, noise, and beer. But it's the quiet corners of La Fête de la Musique that draw my attention.