Nice Carnival 1972

 

nice carnival
I was hired to lead a horse along Place Massena during this particular carnival. Earned 35 New Francs, or USD 7, at the exchange rate at the time, for an evening’s work — which I promptly spent on drinking formidables (enormous glasses of bière pression) on Rue de France, amidst the chatty local poules of the era who used to line up in their thigh-high red boots.

 

The allure of the past can cripple the future.

 

bashi bazouk
19th Century Egyptian cicerone