Last October, we were standing on the steps of Sacré-Coeur Basilica in Montmartre, Paris, preparing to walk out into the rain again, fiddling with the umbrella.
Suddenly, I heard “Look at the Frenchman with the big head and the baguette.”
“Where?” I said. “What Frenchman?”
It took too long to spot what was obviously a very large head topped with a beret. We never figured out why he was there. Perhaps he was selling portraits with himself. Perhaps he was advertising a nearby restaurant. As the photo shows, no one (except us) took any notice. It’s hard to compete with the Sacré-Coeur Basilica.