Photographer's Note

April 7th, 2012
Sete 340301 34200
Hérault Languedoc-Roussillon
43.400 3.683 74 m

Laisse Dire, Heraclitus, Sète

One view.
Another view.

LAISSE DIRE and HERACLITUS, moored to the quay Aspirant Herbert along the Canal Royal, during the festival ESCALE à SÈTE:

_ The sloop LAISSE DIRE built in 2005, property of the association Cap au Large, can welcome the public physically handicapped person and mental, and young people in trouble.

_ The rigged in junk sailboat, HERACLITUS of the name of the Greek philosopher Héraclite d'Éphèse, is a ship of research constructed from 1973 till 1974, and launched in 1975 to Oakland in California by Institute of Ecotechnics, a non-profit private research institute.

_ It was from 6 till 9 April 2012, the second ESCALE à SÈTE, celebration of the maritime traditions in Sète with the cooperation of numerous boats, traditional ream, lateen sails, big sailboats.

Laisse dire la calomnie. Paul Verlaine, 1844-1896.
"Laisse dire la calomnie
Qui ment, dément, nie et renie
Et la médisance bien pire
Qui ne donne que pour reprendre
Et n'emprunte que pour revendre...
Ah ! laisse faire, laisse dire !"

SÈTE is a French municipality, in the Hérault department of Languedoc-Roussillon region, populated by 42 496 Sétois in 2009, spread over 24.2 km², 1 756 inhabitants/km².

In 1666 Pierre-Paul Riquet built the Canal du Midi connecting the Mediterranean to the Atlantic Ocean, following the will of king de France Louis XIV, creates the port of “Cette”.
The construction of the môle Saint-Louis, 750 meters length, begins on July 29th, 1666.

The city was founded in 1673, after the beginning of the construction of the port.

It is the town of artists like Paul Valéry, Georges Brassens, Manitas de Plata, Jean Vilar, the brothers Di Rosa.

Georges Charles Brassens, french poet song writer and performer, was born in Sète on October 22nd, 1921, and died in Saint-Gély-of-Fesc, Herault, on October 29th, 1981.
"SUPPLIQUE POUR ÊTRE ENTERRÉ À LA PLAGE DE SÈTE". Petition to be buried on beach of Sete. Georges Brassens.

Mes images of Sète.

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