Friday Night Lights

No, nothing to do with American football, and barely even night. You have to be quite the night-owl to photograph La Rochelle after dark, because the sun doesn’t set until nearly 10 o’clock and it isn’t all that dark even at 10:30. But determined to get some night shots, last night I found a spot to sit while waiting–in vain, as it turned out–for all three towers to light up.

Not long after sunset, around 10:15 p.m. Waiting for Tour de la Chaine to light up.
Not long after sunset, around 10:15 p.m. Waiting for Tour de la Chaine to light up.

There was plenty of other pretty light. Love the reflection on the water of the vieux port:

Quai Duperré
Quai Duperré
Le vieux port after the sun goes down.
Le vieux port after the sun goes down.

And no shortage of people:

Quai Duperré
Quai Duperré

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Since we were getting cold in the chilly breeze off the water and still had a half hour walk back home, we gave up around 10:30:

Still no lights on Tour de la Chaine
Still no lights on Tour de la Chaine

Somebody must have taken the night off. Oh well. We’ll be back. This weekend is the Cavalcade de La Rochelle and tonight there’s a night parade we’re going to try to check out. Wish us insomnia: it goes from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Espresso, anyone? Make mine a double.

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