Whimsical France

My back yard garden is dotted with bits of whimsy–yard art and wind chimes tucked in among the flowers–so imagine my joy at discovering bits of whimsy during my travels around France. Here is a sampling.

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It is not uncommon to see animals on roof tops–here are two cats in Honfleur.
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Blue snail in Bayeux

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A person beneath an umbrella in a fountain in Bayeux.

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Giant-sized gardening tools in LeMans

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Blue gorilla in the Beau Arts Gardens in Angers

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Church gate in Albi

4 thoughts on “Whimsical France

  1. Madeline Bialecki Post author

    My pleasure. Sor many times during the trip, I would stumble upon some whimsical yard art, fountain or sculpture–and just smile. Little things make me happy. I hope you are well.

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    1. Madeline Bialecki Post author

      One of the benefits of traveling to different cultures is that it reveals my biases–I realized during this trip that I had thought of the French and French culture as being more formal (like the gardens) and perhaps a bit reserved, but I kept encountering these bits of whimsy that shook up my preconceived notions. I love that about travel!

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