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It’s July and France puts on two great public events then, Bastille Day parades and the Tour de France

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There is something majestic about the kind of military parades that France puts on every Bastille Day. It seems to me that only the Russians put on similar military events with lots of troops on foot, on horseback, in military vehicles and in planes. Here is a glimpse at the parade this year with a view of the Arche de Triomphe in the background:

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2011/07/17 at 02:26

Today’s Tour de France victor – Mark Cavendish, confident and arrogant ( they say ) rider from England

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And it’s his third stage win in 2009! Probably the best sprinter running in the Tour de France!

Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2009/07/14 at 15:02

Yesterday was Bastille Day, July 14, in Paris

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I remember reading that July 14 in 1939 and 1940 were bright and shiny days with French soldiery and the Arche de Triomphe in full regalia. Here is an image of the same soldiery marching down the Champs Elysees in 2008 supplied by NY Times via Getty Images:

Can you see the 3-D like rendering in this image. I got that by using Picnik on the original copy of the image.

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2008/07/15 at 07:45