It is time again for a Photohunt. This week’s topic is stripes. This was actually a fun hunt for me. I did not remember right off any photos with stripes. The first one I came across were some Zebras but I’ve used similar photos in other photohunts. I wanted something different.
I found the fun photo of St Michel’s Day in Menton. St Michel is the patron saint of the beautiful Basilica of Archangel Saint Michael in the Menton old town. St Michel’s Day is September 30th and we just happened to be staying just down the street from the church. We were out walking and we noticed that people were gathered in the courtyard in front of the Church. I remembered that it was St Michel’s Day since that was also the patron saint of the church in Villefranche sur Mer where I had been studying French.
We waited around and after the Sunday service, a group of men in stripped French shirts – the dress of a Mentonnais fisherman carried out the Archangel Saint Michael. They carried him down the ramps and out to the seaside followed by groups of musicians and dancers in local costumes. It was one of the serendipity chance occurrences that you stumble upon while traveling that stays in your memories.
Here are a few more pictures: