Saturday, June 30, 2007

Théatre National de Toulouse

We were early (8:00) at Toulouse to drop off our daughter at the railway station.
It was a sunny day ! and ... it was also the First Sales Day !
Crowd in all streets and queues in shops !!!
By hazard, I succeeded to shot some picture on this "expensive" day.

This is TNT , no..., this is TNT.

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Corner

I had never look up on this building before.
Would you say sharp or peaked ?

As you'll see on the map, I shot it in Toulouse not in Baziège. There are no buildings like this in Baziège, only houses and two-storey buildings.

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Friday, June 29, 2007

Wheatfield again ...

Early in June I've post another picture of a wheatfield.
At this time it was not mature, but now it's ready and harvesters are going to start their job.
I'll try to shot one in the next few days.


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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Waiting at the level crossing

What happens to the motorcycle ?
It's time to check waiting the train to pass.

Are there graffiti on trains in your corner of the world ?

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Sunflowers

Sunflowers just start to bloom.
Fields begin to turn yellow.

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Monday, June 25, 2007

Boating holidays on the Canal du Midi

Are you interested by a cruise on the "canal du midi" ?

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Sunday, June 24, 2007

Festival LARSEN

2 weeks ago, the 1st Festival LARSEN fills Baziege with lots of sounds, music and performances.


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Friday, June 22, 2007

"Vide-grenier" at Montbrun-Lauragais

Wikipedia link in english here.
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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Tits on the wall

Today a special picture.
Every day I take the same road and I've never noticed this very special graffiti except today.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Bell Tower of Auriac sur Vendinelle

Former fortified dungeon (15th) of the old castle which has disappeared now adapted in ring bell (19th).

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Baziege War Memorial

A big war memorial for a small village.
Behind the new extension of the first school.
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Monday, June 18, 2007

On the way to work ...

Business building as everywhere in the world.
It is less fun as beaches, ducks or sunset ...
Everyday the same roads, buildings, traffic jam ....
Soon ... holidays ...

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Sunday, June 17, 2007

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Garage sale and windmill

Montbrun-Lauragais where the garage sale took place is proud to get one of the last windmill (no more used) of the Lauragais aera.
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Friday, June 15, 2007

Nouillorc, Nouillorc

There is an funny advertising campaign for the SNCF (French Railways).
They have shot false City roadsign with Frenchified city name as in this example : Nouillorc for New York.
What is very funny also is that the main city here is Toulouse and it's also a wordplay in English : to lose.
Edit 16/06/07 : in fact,
SNCF (French Railways) has its own travel agency (flights, hotels, ...) called voyages sncf who launches this advertising campaign.


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Thursday, June 14, 2007

Fountain

This is not a public fountain as other posts (1, 2, 3 and 4).
At this place, I shot also these bottles.
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Chateau de Montmaur / Montmaur Castle

This castle was built during the 9th and 10th centuries.
It is part of the story of the Cathars which is still visible in our area.

More information in French here.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Big spiral staircase

In march we were at the public library of Toulouse called "Mediatheque Jose Cabanis", here in french some information about the building.
In the middle of the atrium linking the 4 floor, there is this very impressive spiral staircase.

Detail here after : the wooden step and iron barrier.


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Monday, June 11, 2007

Bricks and pebbles

We were at Montbrun-Lauragais Sunday morning for a garage-sale.
I discovered that the school and the town-hall were build with bricks and pebbles which is really typical for the aera. Here after a detail.


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Sunday, June 10, 2007

Bridge for canal

A bridge has been built for the canal when Hers-mort river meets it.
At the beginning of the canal, all rivers flew into the canal. But there were too much overflowings and sandbanks and Vauban solved these problems by draining the canal and by creating bridge to allow river to pass below.

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Saturday, June 09, 2007

African Queen

This boat is docked along the canal. My 1st idea is the boat in The Aftrican Queen movie.
I don't know what kind of boat is it. Does anybody help me ?
I want to ask the owner for the story of his boat but there is nobody each time I pass close by.

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Friday, June 08, 2007

Outdor shooting range

Each time I pass over the highway, I startle earing gunshots from this shooting range.
This is my favorite way to my weekly ride along the canal with promises of calm nature and quiet water.
But no ! there are always these ... gunshots !!

Stop Gun Violence !!!

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Thursday, June 07, 2007

Alongside the canal

Finally the sun decides to come in Lauragais after a rainy month of may.
I can restart my weekly ride along the canal with lots of opportunity of pictures.

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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Wheatfield

It's time that wheat becomes yellow !
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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Old roadsign


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Monday, June 04, 2007

The smallest street of Baziège

Do you have such a small street in your town ?
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Sunday, June 03, 2007

Public Fountain #4

I had forgotten the most in sight public fountain of Baziège. It leans against the famous corn exchange. It works and there are no signs that the water is not drinkable.
It seems that there are always red bricks on my pictures ;-)
Thanks for all comments, especially from Australia and Swiss.

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Friday, June 01, 2007

June DP Theme

Here the view from the roof window in the attic.
I already posted views from our french window bedroom and from another attic window.
Do you recognize this building ?

Let me introduce all DP Theme Day attendees of a whole world :
Seattle (WA), USA - Manila, Philippines - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Singapore, Singapore - Toruń, Poland - Baton Rouge (LA), USA - Seoul, Korea - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Vantaa, Finland - Madison (WI), USA - Saarbrücken, Germany - Cleveland (OH), USA - Chicago (IL), USA - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Omaha (NE), USA - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Melbourne, Australia - Stockholm, Sweden - Grenoble, France - Lubbock (TX), USA - Boston (MA), USA - Arradon, France - Hyde, UK - Joplin (MO), USA - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Kansas City (MO), USA - Naples (FL), USA - Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Manila, Philippines - Sydney, Australia - Stavanger, Norway - Bucaramanga (Santander), Colombia - London, UK - Chandler (AZ), USA - Nelson, New Zealand - Singapore, Singapore - Hamburg, Germany - Sydney, Australia - Tenerife, Spain - Moscow, Russia - Lyon, France - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Villigen, Switzerland - Anderson (SC), USA - Oslo, Norway - Evry, France - Hayle, UK - Mumbai, India - Kitakami, Japan - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Los Angeles (CA), USA - Cypress (TX), USA - La Antigua, Guatemala - Paderborn, Germany - San Diego (CA), USA - Ampang (Selangor), Malaysia - Madrid, Spain - Lyon, France - Selma (AL), USA - Shanghai, China - Baziège, France - Cologne (NRW), Germany - North Bay (ON), Canada - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Stayton (OR), USA - Sharon (CT), USA - Austin (TX), USA - Hong Kong, China - Trier, Germany - Joensuu, Finland - Paris, France - Greenville (SC), USA - Wailea (HI), USA - Budapest, Hungary - Cork, Ireland - Bastia, France - Vancouver, Canada - Brookville (OH), USA - Jakarta, Indonesia


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