19 July 2010

Bastille Day Festival- Brooklyn

From the cafes, to the food-centric culture, to the mini Arc de Triomphe, it only seems appropriate that Brooklyn's Boerum Hill would host the annual Bastille Day Festival.

In preparation for the Pétanque tournament, sand is spread over Smith street. The competition is impressive with over eighty teams showing from around the world. Folks crowded in white Lillet hats with glasses of sangria and Ricard.

French food and music is also served up in the streets tightly packed with slow-moving folks.

....And the guillotine! A bit nervous to stick my head in there, I investigated the blade, to confirm it had been replaced with something non-threatening.

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