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French Folly Photos

Post by Oldblueraincoat » Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:33 pm

Perhaps over Winter we can share pictures of some of the odd, lovely, ugly, funny follies that come in all shapes and sizes around the country.
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Re: French Folly Photos

Post by mysty » Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:57 pm

The owl buildings are great thanks for posting that.
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Re: French Folly Photos

Post by Ally » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:31 pm

I was by the tortoise a few weeks ago. I couldn't get a photo for the bus load of tourist who were hogging it. There's a bar on that square where the male staff are compelled to wear kilts.
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Post by Oldblueraincoat » Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:52 am

Today's Folly Selection includes a sandstone 2CV in Caumont-sur-Garonne, straw tractor in Bieujac, dog loving centurion in Dax and a leaping hare in the vineyards of Château Smith Haut-Lafitte in Martillac:
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Post by After the Storm » Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:35 am

I love that last one :P
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Re: French Folly Photos

Post by PatF » Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:52 pm

I've seen that one of a tractor made of straw bales where we used to live. Gers.
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Post by Oldblueraincoat » Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:12 pm

Todays Follies include a one-armed gnome in Sauveterre-de-Guyenne
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a Christmas Tree made of scrapped cars in St Bazeille
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A giant head in Bordeaux
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and Cyrano in Bergerac - Bien Sur
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Re: French Folly Photos

Post by After the Storm » Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:45 am

Window seat with a view.

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Re: French Folly Photos

Post by Oldblueraincoat » Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:35 pm

Something for the Week-end:

La Tour Mouresque in Parc de Vergers, Langon.
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Is it a Pigeonnier?
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The Folly at Chateau Lamothe, Latresne.
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The Watchtower at Bagas.
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