14 July 2009

Is this Red Square?

I'M WATCHING THE start of the Bastille Day parade and right now it looks like little more than a French military review. Sarkozy is travelling down the Champs Elysees in an open jeep while waving at various branches of the military who are standing at attention. In a small box in the corner of the screen viewers can see military jets preparing for a grand fly-over.

It's spectacular, visually (hard to beat a sunny morning in Paris); it just seems a bit Cold War-esque.

Although the jets just flew over the city with red, white, and blue smoke behind them. That was impressive.

Bonne fête nationale du 14 juillet.

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