Thursday, July 14, 2011

Le Quatorze Juillet

Today is the French National Day - it commemorates the 1790 Fête de la Fédération, held on the first anniversary of the storming of the Bastille fortress-prison on 14 July 1789. The anniversary was seen as a symbol of the uprising of the modern nation. Last year I was in Paris on 14 July, but neither saw the military parade on the Champs Elysées nor the fireworks in the evening. I really messed this day up...

1 comment:

  1. Very nice flag picture...
    It's nice to see it under "Arc de Triomphe".
    Enjoy your day !