Wednesday, 14 September 2011

SDP on tour ... revolutionaries, citizens and dignitaries

I'm in Menton at the Town Hall watching the official celebrations on le quatorze juillet - La Fête Nationale - commonly called Bastille Day in English (but never in French).

After several speeches, a parade of military and communal helping services personnel - firefighters, cops, paramedics, and uniformed youth groups, a pageant of 'revolutionaries' ended the official function.

Vive la France!

Below, the "lady on the bus" from yesterday, who seemed to be one of a dozen or so people on the Town Hall steps representing the citizenry of la republique.

And of course, no official function is complete without the dignitaries who view the parade and make the speeches.

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