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Les Trois Pompes

By sugar jones  
Well it's been a while and I realise I should make the effort to upload some of my newer images (I have had a severe kick up the backside from the funkeldude).
So here's the first taken on my last trip to France in a small village not far from Le Chatelier, Flers. Why Les Trois Pompe? There were three pumps but one was stand alone just a couple of metres away. While I was taking this shot the owner/mechanic came out and started shouting at me in French & whilst I understand a lot of French, my better half can speak French we just didn't have a clue as to what was bothering him so much (me & my camera, tut tut tut). Cutting a long story short - he did not look happy & we moved on swiftly before he got his shotgun and I never got a picture of the third pump ....gutted.

Tags: Architecture Digitally manipulated Landscape and travel

Voters: Hanners, Gary_Williams, Ganto and 6 more


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Hanners 14 875 10 Ireland
17 Jul 2006 8:27AM
Cracking exosure, love the texture and the story.


CLIX
Ganto 14 769 2 Ireland
17 Jul 2006 12:20PM
You need to watch yourself with the French....the have very strict privacy laws. Are there any French members who can tell us about them?
Great picture though.
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hebdens 15 5
17 Jul 2006 9:05PM
great use of selective coloring. love the neglected state of the pumps.
Tracy
ChrisOs 15 2 1 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2006 7:53AM
Perhaps he thought you were from some government department checking up on the state of his pumps. (I just had a mental picture of the Two Ronnies, "Nah, foot pumps".) Great capture. I'm really glad you're capturing these images of France a l'ancienne, it's disappearing at a rate of knots; ultra-modern technology and hypermarkets are sweeping away the old.
Meanwhile, great capture, nice story.
Chris
ronss 14 1.2k Canada
6 Aug 2006 4:47AM
Ah, the good old days. We're not even allowed to remember, it seems. Thanks for the story, makes the image more meaningful. Neat shot.
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23 Oct 2006 12:05PM
This is a great capture of an age gone by. It sounds like you had a bit of an adventure.
ROse

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