Thursday, June 19, 2008

Bridges for Obama ("Yes We Span")

The organization Democrats Abroad France and other Paris Democrats are organizing a "bridge-in" for Barack Obama this Saturday, June 21, at 3 PM, on the Debilly footbridge in Paris. The bridge connects the Palais de Tokyo on the right bank with the Quai Branly Museum on the left bank (don't miss this fantastic ethnographic/anthropological museum if you are in Paris, it is an architectural marvel.)

The photo at left, taken by my friend and colleague Alison Harris, shows the bridge when there are few people on it. The organizers are hoping to fill it with Democrats (and other Obama supporters) for a huge group photo with the Eiffel Tower in the background. For anyone interested (you have to be in Paris, or get there by Saturday), the bridge is just downstream of the Place de l'Alma. If I make it, I will post a photo of what it looks like when it is full of Obamaniacs.

Photo: Courtesy of Alison Harris

PS--In case anyone is wondering, the corny "yes we span" phrase comes from the organizers, not your highly sophisticated blog host. :-)

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