Monday, July 19, 2010
Off With Their Heads! A Soulard Bastille Day Photo Essay
By Keegan Hamilton
on Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 9:50 AM
, is a national holiday in France. In Soulard -- which literally translates to "Drunkard" in French -- it's just another excuse to parade through the streets and wear silly wigs.
Here's a few photos that epitomize the mood during the parade that rolled down Russell Blvd and into Soulard Market Park Friday evening.
Exactly 220 years ago this past Wednesday, the French Revolution culminated with the decapitation of King Louis XVI and his wife Marie Antoinette. The occasion, known as