LILLE 3000

October kicks off the anticipated 'Lille 3000' festival. A new biannual cultural festival starting this year, sort of like a fringe festival, but with a cultural theme. This years theme is Bollywood, and for the last couple of weeks, 12 of these 8 m high elephants have been greeting me every morning on my way to work. It's been surreal. It's been beautiful. Mostly I've just been wondering why all cities can't have these kinds of features everywhere, all the time.

A few days in and there have been events all around the city, including exhibitions at the Tripostal and the Hospice Comtesse and a big opening night in the Grande Place. It's unlikely I'll be able to get along to as much as I'd like but here are a few snaps from some of what I've been able to see.

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