Bastille Day

18 Jul

Bastille Day, the French National Day, anniversary of the Storming of the Bastille and the start of the French Revolution, was a few weeks ago. I did nothing to celebrate it, nor did I hardly give it a thought. I was preoccupied with an unexpected photographic assignment – photographing competitors in a muddy obstacle course run.

I’m not French, but I do love the commemoration of the French Revolution and the French national motto – Liberté, égalité, fraternité (Liberty, Equality and Fraternity). And I adore the unashamed use of the colours of the French tricolour – red, white and blue. When I was younger I used to wear red, white and blue on the 14th of July. Nerdy I know. But I suspect there are other Francophiles and history buffs out there that do the same.

Maybe one year, I may even be in Paris for Bastille Day – now that is a dream!!

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