Stilts—Finally Able to Post

I’m finally able to post in a round about way. Something is wrong with our usual Internet and phone lines but, via Maurice’s IPhone I am able to get online. They told us our line should be fixed by the 17th. It just takes longer to get things done out in the boonies. In the meantime, here is a post I saved a couple of months ago.

You never know what you will see in a big city. I’m always coming upon things that surprise me. One surprise were these men on their stilts. There is a big Celtic/Breton gathering in Bercy Park coming up and I think these men were going to be part of that but on this day there were in front of the Hotel d’Ville.


Here they are in their colorful outfits.


They had drummers to give them a beat.


They weren’t there just to walk around but instead they were trying to knock the other guy off of his stilts. One guy went down with a bang on the hard cement. Notice that you don’t see any women there doing this. The women I know wouldn’t do this because they don’t want to hurt themselves. I still remember my male cousins jumping off of a high set of steps and then doing one of those rolls in the dirt like a soldier when they hit the ground. There was no way I would do that. First of all, I didn’t want to hurt myself. Secondly, I didn’t want to get dirty. Just a couple of differences between boys and girls.

9 thoughts on “Stilts—Finally Able to Post

  1. That’s great. I wonder how stilts are part of their heritage. My son stayed home from school the other day and turned on a Japanest television show that had men on stilts doing an obstacle course. Hilarious

  2. Riiiiight. Cuz what’s more macho than a bunch of guys dressed in dorky hats and Santa outfits knocking each other off sticks, right?

  3. Goes to show that it does not matter where in the world one is —-

    All Men are Stupid! LOL

    Hope the computer connection thingy gets sorted real soon Linda – what a pain!

  4. Sorry to hear about your internet woes! Life without the ‘net isn’t always wonderful. But isn’t the iPhone just great?! I love mine and I’m so looking forward to the day in the not-too-distant future when I have an iPad too!

    I love these photos! As a kid I always loved stilts. It is amazing how they can move around so gracefully with these!

  5. With boys, it’s all about experimenting… “I wonder what would happen if I did THIS” and who cares if you get dirty, hurt or blow something up, right? Girls definitely seem to have a bit more common sense; boys are sweet but sort of idiots at times.

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