A captured pirate at the Bastille Day Street Festival at Eastern State Penitentiary.

The guillotine waiting for Marie Antoinette.

A peasant yells up at Marie Antoinette.

A child in the crowd waves her French flag as a show of support.

Marie Antoinette eats a butterscotch krimpet after declaring, “Let them eat Tastykakes!”

A peasant girl joins in the rowdy crowd.

Nearly 2,000 Tastykakes are hurled from the walls of the Bastille to the people below.

Yep, that’s a man dressed as a woman.

Performers during the Bastille Day Street Festival in Fairmount.


2 comments in “bastille day festival”

  1. Barbara says:

    “C’est incroyable”/ or it’s incredible, in French!
    I am a 20 year US expat in France and find this so unreal! In France, there is a huge military parade and scores of dances in villages. Also, the fire stations host the public. But, rarely are there reinactments!

    Great expressions and feeling on those faces 🙂

  2. elsa says:

    You seems to have a lot of fun for our National Day! Your report reminds me all the reinactments we did in 1989 to celebrate the 200 years jubilee. I was a child at the time and found it really fun! But apart of the 200 Jubilee we don’t do reinactment.

    14 July = Military parade (one day I’ll go, but hard to wake up haha) + long sleep in the morning + fireman bal + lunch offered by municipality to its citizens in minor towns.

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