Capoeira in the Latin Quarter

Paris’ Latin Quarter, after the Bastille Day parade and afternoon celebrations, and yet a couple of hours before people began jockeying in earnest for position near the Eiffel Tower and along bridges for views of the fireworks …

Tourists, whether dining outside the cafes or poking through shops for keepsakes, collectively turned as music and an energetic group burst upon the scene.  The young athletes cleared a path, beat the drum and treated us to a fast-paced display of Capoeira before passing the hat for bits of change. Then, just as quickly as they’d arrived, they were off, making their way down the road to entertain and lighten the wallets of the next cluster of tourists.

Capoeira in Latin Quarter Copyright Shelagh Donnelly

Capoeira in Latin Quarter Copyright Shelagh Donnelly

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