One Winter's Day and Escalade Photos

Winter's day...

Mulled wine cart



Not sure what this was. Preserved plants in jars...but I missed the young lady's explanation.

Songs of the Escalade. All of these photos are of the commemoration festivities of the Escalade, an event that took place in 1602 -- enemies of the city were beaten off the walls and their invasion foiled. Boiling soup was poured on their heads!

Marching band


Men preparing to head for battle

City walls

The Alps in winter

Every day, in every light, they look different. Save for the fact that they always look like something out of an ancient story. I'm always taking photographs!

The current run of ROW80 has ended and a new round has begun, to run until 26 March. Eighty days of writing and other goals. For now I'm going to stay vague. I'd like to get some editing done, and maybe send a few more submissions to agents. I'd also like to finish the current crop of Alfred Russel Wallace correspondence transcriptions!

What are your newest goals?


Hi Deniz .. way too much going on - the Escalade is interesting .. having just done some history on the Reformation ... and Geneva creeps in .. the attack by soup: as the Escalade was made by the Duke of Savoy .. I wonder if it was cabbage soup?!

Your Alfred Russel Wallace correspondence must be interesting .. but rather like a never ending scroll ...

Good luck with all things - cheers Hilary
Deniz Bevan said…
It is never ending, Hilary, but always intriguing.
Happy new year!
Deniz Bevan said…
I forgot about the IWSG! Let's just say, for those of you feeling insecure, I hope these photos give you a lift!
Unknown said…
Your photos are wonderful. The Alps are beautiful at any time of the year. I bet the mulled wine cart was popular that day.

Good luck with the new ROW80 project.
Elizabeth Hein - Scribbling in the Storage Room
I love the photos--it's like going back in time.

This year, I'm going to face the greatest challenge making writing time. I'll be student teaching and taking 2 classes instead of 1. On top of working, my family, and my Vine Leaves Literary journal duties, I'll be busier than ever.

Good luck achieving your goals, Deniz.
Crystal Collier said…
I LOVE the event pictures. Makes me wish I could have been there. =)

Here's to an epic 2015! I'll be welcoming a new baby into the world, and hopefully surviving. ;)
Carrie-Anne said…
My goals are to finish my massive WIP, finish the first draft of my secondary WIP, and release three books this year.

The Escalade looks like an interesting event. I don't believe I've ever been to a historical recreation like that, not counting museums and historic houses.
Zan Marie said…
Deniz, I'm convinced you live in a magical city! Lovely events, lovely culture, lovely scenery!
Michael Di Gesu said…
Hi, Deniz,

Happy 2015!!!!

LOVELY PICS!!!!! Tha alps are truly majestic and stunning. I would always be taking pics too if I lived in Switzerland....

Hope all is well! ALL the best for this year and good luck on the querying!
Jemi Fraser said…
Glorious pictures! I can't imagine how many photos you take when you're surrounded by such beauty!
Enjoy 2015 and I hope it brings you all the best there is!
The Alps are beautiful in winter!
S.P. Bowers said…
Happy new year! I need to come visit you. You always have amazing pictures and make me want to travel.

My hopes (I don't like resolutions) this year is for me to query, query, query. And possibly to sell my poor homeless book.
dolorah said…
Wine cart? Yep, I'm there.
LR said…
How cool! Looks like that was fun.

I didn't get any mulled wine this season. I suppose you didn't either... :)

Ah well, next year!
DMS said…
What beautiful photos! Thanks for taking us to this celebration with you. I am intrigued that boiling soup was used to combat the enemy- smart thinking!

Anonymous said…
Amazing photos!

I miss ROW80. It taught me about discipline and making and meeting goals, and I do carry that with me still.

Good luck querying.
Denise Covey said…
Hi Deniz. Awesome. Loved the history and the photographs! I totally forgot IWSG too. Just snuck up too fast. I'm not really into blogging yet, just coming by to say hello to everyone!

I've been doing a ton of editing and have started a 'chick-lit' novel set in Paris. The research is delicious.

Happy New Year!

Denise :-)
Li said…
Love those photos! Wish I had been there. My goals are simple; finish my serial story, outline posts for the A to Z challenge in April, get a minimum of 2 stories/articles published this year. (I've been horribly lax about submitting stuff.) Oh, and read 50 books this year. I've finished 4 so at least I have a good start.
I loved these photos and the history! Thanks for sharing. The goal is to finish all the editing projects in a timely manner at the moment.
Deniz Bevan said…
Happy new year all! Glad you enjoyed the photos :-)

Ooh, good luck with your projects, Theresa.

Can I come research with you, Denise?

Congratulations, Crystal!