Cee’s Oddball Photo Challenge 2016, week 34…French oddballs

Posted: August 28, 2016 in Uncategorized
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Cee’s taken a well-deserved break for a few weeks, so the Oddball Photo Challenge will run for more than one week.  In honor of that, I have more than one oddball.  🙂  However, all of them come from my July trip to France.  Enjoy!

This is something I certainly didn’t expect to see on the shelves of the local Colruyt store where my s-i-l shops!

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A decoration from “our” restaurant in Plombières-les-Bains, a sheepish Napoleon perhaps?

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No, you’re not in Brussels and this isn’t the original Maneken Pis (“little man pee) found there.  Original or not, the whole idea is more than a bit quirky, at least to me, and left me dumbfounded for a moment after seeing it, as I knew where the original was and had seen it in the mid-seventies!

For the fourth anniversary of the liberation of Colmar, the city of Brussels represented by his burgomaster, Adolf Max, delayed at Charles Sengel, Mayor of Colmar, a reproduction of the most former bourgeois of Brussels in to remember the common sufferings endured by the Belgian and the Alsatian during the first German occupation.


© janet m. webb 2016

© janet m. webb 2016


  1. GeorgieMoon says:

    Lovely oddballs – I adore the horse wearing the hat!

  2. Haha Love the Napoleonic horse and that little Manneken-pis always makes me smile. 🙂

  3. Love the horse and the hat.

  4. Su Leslie says:

    These are all great Janet, and very apt. I have to ask though: did the Starbucks cups actually contain coffee? How does that work??

    • They were actually Starbucks drinks, Su. I guess Starbucks is getting around the globe the way McD has. I know some years ago when our younger daughter and I were in London, there were S’bucks everywhere. I was surprised to see their drinks in a grocery store this way, though.


      • Su Leslie says:

        I’ve seen Starbucks outlets in France and UK (as well as NZ and Australia) but never “pre-made” drinks on grocery store shelves. It just doesn’t make sense to me as a coffee drinker. Oh well; globalisation huh.

      • There certainly aren’t any Starbucks near this town, so I guess this is the next best thing. ☕️

  5. I saw that fountain in Belgium but what was even stranger was going to a chocolate shop to see that ‘little’ guy about 6′ tall and made out of chocolate. 🙂

  6. nowathome says:

    I loved the sheepish Napoleon!!

  7. Cee Neuner says:

    Hi Janet, wonderful odd balls as always 😀