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Historic inventions in our streets

Each year, the Sunday afternoon parade is a highlight of Daglan’s four-day Fête de la Saint-Louis, and it always has a theme (Liberation, Music, Civilization, the Western movie, and so on). This year’s theme was historic inventions. The inventions highlighted … Continue reading

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Mid-Season report, and a blogging break

If you’re here in Europe, you’re experiencing it. If you’re elsewhere, you’ve been reading about it. Yes, Europe is in the midst of an awful, and awfully long, heat wave. And as the “beating heart of Europe,” as the Greater … Continue reading

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Our parade on parade (time-delayed)

Last weekend, my wife Jan and I happened to be away during Daglan’s annual Fête de la Saint-Louis. Ha! Okay, we didn’t “happen” to be away. We had carefully planned to miss what I call The Festival of Heat and … Continue reading

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Remembrances of parades past

In my last posting, I previewed what you might enjoy in this coming Sunday’s parade in Daglan. Posted on August 13, it was called “Lights! Camera! Action! (Our parade). ” The Sunday afternoon parade each August is one of the … Continue reading

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Civilization(s) on parade — with yet more wackiness

It’s not as exciting as running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain. It doesn’t have the high seriousness of a religious procession (or a funeral march) in Italy. And it certainly doesn’t have the polished professionalism of a North American event … Continue reading

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Civilization on parade — a first look

Daglan’s four-day  Fête de la Saint Louis is not over yet — as I write this, the thumping music from the bumper-car ride up in the square has started thumping away — but it’s time to look back at what we … Continue reading

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Wackiness on parade, and the community’s spirit

Apology: So, you’re thinking, why has it taken a whole week just to post something about Daglan’s parade on Sunday, August 23 ? I do apologize, but my excuse is that I had severe technological problems: I simply could not … Continue reading

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Wackiness on parade: A first look

One of the more interesting characteristics of the Greater Daglan Area is an abundance, so to speak, of young and middle-aged men who enjoy wobbling around in drag while wearing high heels. Never is this more apparent (at least publicly) … Continue reading

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Carnaval: The fête parade we never saw

You are about to witness some of the madness that was last Sunday’s parade in Daglan, a key event in our village’s four-day Fête de la St. Louis. These pictures are only possible because of the kindness of friends with … Continue reading

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A perfect day for a burning

Daglan woke up this morning to a thick fog that would have done London proud, but by 10 a.m. all the grey had burned away, and it turned out to be a gloriously sunny day. Perfect, in fact, for our … Continue reading

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