Marie Bashkirtseff in Nice - 6 May, 1876
This evening I give a fete, such as not been seen for years, at the Rue de France. You must know there is a custom in celebration of May in Nice; they hang up a garland and a lantern, dancing in circle and singing the while. Since Nice has become French this custom has been more and more neglected, and now you scarcely see three or four lanterns in the whole town.
Well, as for me, I give them a rossigno. I call it thus because the Rossigno che vola is the most popular and the prettiest song in Nice.
I have had prepared beforehand a big thing, consisting of foliage and flowers, and … more >>
The Journal of Marie Bashkirtseff, pages 94-95. In Marie Bashkirtseff, and Roszika Parker and Griselda Pollock (ed.), The Journal of Marie Bashkirtseff (London, 1985), p. 94-95. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1383844454989 accessed: 21 November, 2017
location of experience: Nice
Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 07 Nov 2013 17:14:16 +0000