Vive La France!
Those in Paris are probably having quite the experience right now as thousands of citizens and visitors alike have hit the streets to celebrate the election of their new president, François Hollande. He beat out incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy by just a few percent, yet the victory was decisive and sparked the celebrations which speak volumes about France’s continuing pride in their nation.
In the ever-historical Bastille Square, people climbed upon the July Column and stood close together with looks of happiness on their faces. They were smiling and greeting new and old friends as the flags of France, big and small, waved above their heads. The incredible spirit can be felt through photographs like these.
In a recent interview, President-elect Hollande predicted that he would heal the rifts among the people that had been created by his opponent. Soon he will take office, and we will find out if this comes true. Perhaps the political environment of France is about to change, but the spirit of the people will most definitely remain the same.