COB Photo Challenge 2016, Week 28…Puttin’ on the Ritz

Posted: July 15, 2016 in Cee's Photo Challenges
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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.

copyright janet m. webb 2016

  1. Lignum Draco says:

    An unusual but grand detail. Hope your travels aren’t affected by the sad news coming from France.

    • Fortunately, I’m in a rural part of France quite far from Nice. Not sure if airport security will be stepped up, but should be fine. Horrific news to greet us upon waking!


  2. I love this idea!!! and I could kick myself for giving away our old luster… it would look great in our tree too. Be careful while traveling , it seems bad things are on the way :o(

  3. Thought of you when the news from Nice started last night. Stay safe. 🙂

  4. macmsue says:

    You see some wonderful and quirky things when you go walking about neighbourhoods. That decoration is a classic!

  5. Cee Neuner says:

    Okay, this is just way to bizarre. 😀

  6. Allan G. Smorra says:

    I bet that is beautiful in the morning sunlight when it is covered in dewdrops. Nice catch, Janet.

  7. Great find, and good to know you are safe

  8. bythebriny says:

    What a beautiful and unusual garden ornament.

  9. joannesisco says:

    I love it when I find something unexpected in an unusual place. This certainly fits that description 🙂

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