Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Viva La Resistance!

I'm pretty sure I've posted this or a similar photo here before, but my memory is failing so maybe I haven't. At any rate, in light of the ongoing tumult in France I thought I'd post it again. Or for the first time. I can't recall, so whichever applies...

Imagine a group of young, impressionable, innocent, wide-eyed rural high school kids from Dustbowl, USA sitting on the steps of the Paris Opera House eating lunch as this raucous scene unfolds before them. How cool would that be? That's the kind of populist cross-cultural education you just can't get at the Louvre. It was great fun...

Say what you will about the French (and personally, I can't help but love 'em) but they do know how to throw a good protest/strike/street demonstration.

1 comment:

  1. I don't ever remember a year where there hasn't been a protest/strike or street demostration by the french. Great country , great food and an interesting culture.