Wandering the hilly roads of Plombières-les-Bains, we saw many beautiful old homes in varying states of elegance and repair. Being built on the side of a hill means that many have garages that open directly into the narrow streets, offering a certain set of challenges. Our heads moved back and forth as one house after another caught our eyes.
Then we came upon a wide drive which swept down into a courtyard. The house and large, immaculate yard and garden were almost completely hidden by tall trees. (What were they thinking? Privacy’s great, but what about those of us seekimg to admire their home?)
Not only the size of property and drive made it stand out. Hanging over the driveway was this unusual decoration, making this stately home a candidate for the Oddball Photo Challenge, French edition.