Thursday, July 14, 2016

Happy Bastille Day!

Today in 1789, the French people stormed a government fortress to acquire arms and powder to use in their own revolution.

Also, one of my favorite paintings by Monet depicts a later celebration of the French Republic, so this is an appropriate day as any to share it.

Claude Monet, Rue Montorgueil, Paris, Festival of 30 June 1878

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