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Greg F – thanks for the Bastille Day photos, brings back old memories. Every year that parade is led by Engineers, the graduating class from the Ecole Polytecnique, the elite engineering school set up by Napoleon. You can see them in their white breeks in your photo. Despite Republican “egalite” the marching orders follow a definite hierarchy, a la senior service, with the “top” regiments first right down to the firemen in their brass helms preceding the tail-end charlies, the street sweepers. Not sure if architects get a place 😉

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