Not quite France, but close enough!
The 2008 Smith Street "Bastille Day" celebration and annual Pétanque Tournament were a blast.
If one squinted slightly and tried to block out the high-rises of downtown Brooklyn, one could almost imagine being in Marseilles, what with the blazing sun, the Ricard umbrellas and the pétanque players.
Turning Smith Street into a giant sandbox so that competing teams can battle it out, is a blast. Sipping a glass of champagne while watching it all....priceless!
For more coverage, check out McBrooklyn's fine pictures and comments here
I Say Pétanque, You Say Bocce: Lets Get a Tournament Going in Carroll Park, Brooklyn
Links To This Post:
Monday Blogwrap ( Brownstoner)
Bastille Day: The French Conquer Smith Street (McBrooklyn)
Bastille Day (Cobble Hill Blog)
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