Eleven Eleven.

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Empty Champs-Elysées

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One of my favorite French politicians, also winner of “greatest name for a politician ever” award.

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Jane Hartley.

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The Unknown Soldier.

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Many tributes to the students who gave their life for France during WWI, and WWII.

It was a beautiful, quiet, not even cold day. I saw le président de la République drive by his in car. He had the window half-way rolled down, he waved. We made a brief, half-second eye contact. I put on my headphones, cranked up Edith Piaf, and walked back home.

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