Utata Thursday Walk 847

On 14 July 1789, Parisians stormed the fortress-prison called the Bastille. This was precipitated by the dismissal by Louis XVI of his finance minister, Jacques Necker. Necker was sympathetic to the Third Estate, an Assembly of commoners formed to create a new French constitution modelled on the recent United States Constitution. The Estates General was convened in May 1789 to deal with the social, political, and economic issues that the French monarchy was grappling with. The Parisian commoners feared the nobles of the Second Estate were staging a coup and so the People sought arms and ammunition, thought to be in reserve in the fortress-prison. Needless to say, what is now regarded as the French Revolution, had its Boston Tea Party moment. While modern democracy may have began on American soil, the true roots of liberal democracy took hold in Paris. And so marks our Thursday Utata Photo Walk with a brief history lesson. Thank-you. So, go out and celebrate. Tag your photos with utata:project=tw847 and post one small image in this thread.
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