Monday, 6 January 2014
Bonne Année (Errm, And French Roundabouts)
Happy New Year!
I was at a loss as to what to post up which had some relevance to wishing everyone a brilliant 2014 and guess what, I'm still at a a loss. So with absolutely no relevance at all, here are some photographs of a few of the local roundabouts.
Bearing in mind this is Walnut, Duck, Goose and Truffle country you have to admire the decoration of these roundabouts being true to the terroir, here in the Perigord Noir.
You ever see a Walnut that big? No, well you will on the D46 in Sarlat.
Truffles the size of Spacehoppers.
Roundabouts are called rond-point in French. Strikes me that they are viewed as little opportunities for a nifty bit of conceptual landscaping - they may even improve traffic flow!
Of course you are never far away from anything Goose or Duck.
A gaggle of Geese as you approach Perigueux.
There's more to follow. I may even start a series as the decoration of circular intersection knows no bounds in these parts. Tobacco barns, vineyards, the list goes on.