Thursday, July 14, 2011

Le Sacré Coeur on this Bastille Day

The politics of Le Sacré Coeur, built on the site of the Commune's last redoubts to reassert a conservative social order, are not entirely sympathique. But those white domes are hard to resist. I walked up there for lunch with a friend today, hoping to avoid the military parade on the Champs Elysées, but the parade kept coming to me.

Gendarmes in full dress uniforms, Avenue de Villiers

Ducks in the Square des Batignolles


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