Wednesday, February 13, 2008
A short walk to France
It's always worth taking the camera when we cross the border to France. Most of what makes up the view behind our house is in fact France as the border is only a few minutes walk from here.
Much of the view is dominated by two ugly apartment blocks which I doubt would have been approved by Swiss authorities, but there are so many interesting old buildings to discover just behind them.
These newer windows are not at all sympathetic to the design of this lovely house.
Shutters are always fascinating!
This was interesting - the solders whose bodies lie here were killed just three days after the Battle of Waterloo. The plague looks so new, it really brings history to life - you could imagine it happening not so far away and not so long ago.
What is left of some battlements in Gaillard.
Of course, looking at other people's houses and gardens is also fascinating. Some people just can't let go of Christmas! These Santa decorations are very popular in Geneva too.
A highlight of the route! I wonder if the owners are English speakers?
The sun was in the wrong place for a good photo of this wonderful gnarly tree.
I love the pollarded plane trees, they make winter more bearable.
The highlight though was spotting these meats drying in the window of an old barn.
I have to apologise for the haphazard spacing of photos and text, no amount of tinkering seems to make the working page, the html version and the published view match up.