Tue 22 Oct 2013
For several years running, I have missed the wine festival parade help up on Montmartre every year in October. This year it turned out I was arriving the day of the parade so I quickly took my suitcase home and got on the metro to see it and arrived just as it was passing. It was a beautiful day too, with sunshine. That always helps.
Many colorful outfits worn by people in either organizations having to do with wine or areas in France producing wine. It was the 80th anniversary of the wine festival so the parade had more participants than usual. These guys look like the popular poster seen around Montmartre-very traditional.
The person in front of me stuck their phone up just as I took this photo of what looks like Wild Bill Hickcock. He, the real Wild Bill, actually did visit France with his wild west show with real Indians and was very popular.