Saturday, September 29, 2012

White witches hats

Where else but at the V&A. I presume they are part of the Design Festival, but I completely missed and then couldn't find any information about them.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Bench Years 5

This reflection is in the stainless steel joint of the bench named Pier at the V&A Bench Years exhibition.
See more about it at the Bench Project

Thursday, September 20, 2012

I think  she is saying that you will eat and enjoy her crêpes!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

On the lovely island, Bréhat, a pretty sign for a pretty shop.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Here is the emblem of St Malo - an ermine running across the portcullis wearing his ermine cape with its Breton flag symbol. This brass version was set into the road in the walled city. The Breton flag is called Gwen-ha -du which means The Black and White in English.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012

La Bisquine is a traditional Breton fishing boat that used to dredge for oysters around the Mont St Michel region. Apparently it is similar to a lugger, but this type of fishing has largely died out.

Sunday, September 09, 2012

This street has nothing to do with the ormes of North Wales despite the Celtic connections between Brittany and Wales. I was quite excited when I saw the name, knowing the Great and Little Ormes from school days. This is Elm Street, a pleasant pedestrian road that climbs from sea level upwards within the walled city of St Malo.

The Great Orme
The Little Orme

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Not sure about Borgne Fosse, but it looks like the pirate's taverne to me.

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Monday, September 03, 2012

It appears that le boujaron is the measure of spirits given out to the crew - just like the old tot of rum for British sailors, historically. If anyone knows anything else, please comment!

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Cafe de la Bours - looks like that sailors is getting away with the takings!

Saturday, September 01, 2012

The little person from St Malo is Le Petit Malouin and guess what? She is making crepes or galettes!

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