Photographer's Note

August has gone, along with the long vacation, and furled French flags shadow its leaving. The town councillors of Valence, in Drome department, are back in office, and they need some ceremony to gloss their paper faces. The elders are first on the spot to whisper and twitter about how old-fashioned the elect look, as they re-assemble for a new workyear.

In Valence, Her Worship Mrs LÚna Balsan has been the mayor (UMP, right-wing) for two years. She has just been ushered swiftly inside the prefecture, and the spokesman is looking forward to his announcing the prefect's arrival. What a thrill, and how the sun shines to sneer at those dull-faced stiff-lipped proceedings...

Now, we have re-entered the stiffling atmosphere of September. I wish I could watch more blue-arsed flies in the air, but they're now part of the white-haired blues. Blue, White, Red...

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