Photographer's Note

September 4th, 2011
Ganges 340111 34190
Hérault Languedoc-roussillon
43.935 3.704 150 m

The beauty contest, Ganges

One view. The winner.
Another view. A beautiful couple.

_ The beauties of the BELLE ÉPOQUE parade with cheerfulness on the stage, and also in the streets and on the squares of GANGES, at the time of the fifth festive manifestion GANGES 1900.

_ The BELLE ÉPOQUE Time is designation, given after the First World War, at the quasi mythical period 1890-1914 which created the image of the French who like to live.

_ As at the Belle Époque, during three days people, men and women, find a little the pride and the taste to get dressed elegantly.

_ At this occasion, one reconstitutes show windows of time of the stores, a post office, a classroom where one subjects oneself the examinations of primary studies, one attends a marriage in town hall, one ressuscite defunct occupations, harnessed or mechanics transports, one extinguishes a fire with a hand pump, one sit down at the terraces of the cafés, being served by well-trained boys, one makes turns of horse-gear, one attends exhibitions, demonstrations and spectacles, like meetings of tambourin, a local sport of exchange of ball, one plays bowls, one takes part in a large banquet, one drinks, one laughs, one dances with the sound of the accordion and the barrel organ. To create environment nearly 400 volunteers rents clothing of time with which they get dressed with an unutterable pleasure.

GANGES is a french commune, located in the department of the Herault of the Languedoc-Roussillon area, populated of 4006 Gangeois in 2007, distributed out of 7,2 km², that is to say 559,5 hab/km².

Ganges is an old capital of the luxury stockings, and old capital héraultaise of silk.
The city is between the buttresses of the Cevennes and the mountain of Séranne.

My images of Ganges

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