Saturday, July 28, 2007

Perpignan - pavements

We have gargoyles over here on rooftops - but not generally at pavement-level.










Hydrants we don't have. They are "foreign" to us Brits.
And they do look, to me, like little aliens.


















Bougainvillea petals - wouldn't this make gorgeous confetti?







what???

well, there is a little bit of paving in these pics....



see, i did warn you about the LOTS of pics (and more to come, feel free to take a break if you want).

But i've managed some words as well, haven't I?

and here is an entertaining link for you:
screaming beans

22 comments:

Trac said...

You managed words, ducks and beans!!!
:O)
x

tut-tut said...

D said WHAT IS THAT SCREAMNG?

Nice pix; see what happens when you really look around and down!

james said...

That's a beautiful top photo. I have a bit of a fetish for gutter shots...
I'll be working near London in Bedford Park and Brentham in 3 to 10 months, perhaps I'll make it out to Greenwich while there...
perhaps we'll even meet, oh my!
Until then, I'm off to Ireland.
Have a great 10 to 30 weeks!

Reya Mellicker said...

Completely fabulous pics. Thank you so much for showing us the way Brits see fire hydrants. They look so scary when I see them through your eyes. Very cool.

Love the ducky, too. The water looks so thick in these pics - beautiful.

As for gargoyles at street level, well, doesn't it make more sense to have them down where the people are??

More pics? Yes please!!

natural attrill said...

I like the little aliens!
Penny.

Joyce said...

I wish our downspouts looked like gargoyles. Way more interesting than our dull ones.

(and thanks for your sweet comment about liking me. I've been in a state of suckitude, feeling depressed and self-absorbed. Your comment is timely. I think I've very nearly scared off many local readers because of my sarcasm and my vocal-ness about things in our religion that confound me. Its like pooping on the front sidewalk, then still expecting people to wave and smile....)

Your photography is wonderful. I love it when "ordinary" objects take on that wonder.

Ex-Shammickite said...

Some more great shots! Of course it helps to have spent time in such a photogenic place as Perpignan too.... but you seem to see special subjects through your lens, things that most people would just walk by and never give a second glance! I'm enjoying these pics, keep on posting!
And I love those beans. Squishy little devils.

Lynne said...

I love the downspout photo! Superb! How intricate and beautiful with its metal guard. See, you do notice all the little architectural details.

The little blinkered hydrant looks a bit sly, like he has a secret ...

The screaming beans certainly got my dogs' attention. It made me laugh everytime I squashed one! Lots of fun!
oh ... and thanks for the link ;p

Shelly Lowenkopf said...

Love the hydrants and spouts;tiny, underrated miracles of the machine age.

As for the squished beans and their piteous cries of woe, we have names for them here. Republicans. Yes, I know; you had to be there.

Gary said...

The screaming beans left me giggling at my computer - this is the kind of humor that gets me. I know, not very deep am I?
Great photos!

martin said...

Nice ?....x

Akelamalu said...

Amazing!

Keep 'em coming!

Dumdad said...

I like the duck....

Dumdad said...

...and I love the screaming beans!

Mark said...

Hi Lettuce,
I pasted that hydrant on the way to Collioure, i thought it looked familiar...

Cheers Mark

Lynne said...

...forgot to say that I think the photography bug has surely bitten you! Careful now, it's very addictive ...

Trac said...

Has beans!

Wendz said...

I want to dive into that water, then get out and lie in the sun with a cold G&T - an endless supply of them, mind you, and a good book. And someone to rub lotion onto my back.

ramblingwoman said...

Those beans are very very funny. Where do you find this stuff?

I love the pics...they're all lovely. I particularly love the ducks. The light is so wonderful in them.

Anonymous said...

hahaha Wendy - want to dive into that water, then get out and lie in the sun with a cold G&T - an endless supply of them, mind you, and a good book. And someone to rub lotion onto my back.
So, you want to dive in my pool, well mind the ducks, get out and sit with a cold Guy and Tanya? Don't know about a good book but you can read Hello and I'll rub cream on your back hehehe....... didn't know I had a duck in my pond Lets...

la bellina mammina said...

COOL Pics as usual Lettie!!! And those bouganvilleas - I agree with you - we have a lot of those here!

lettuce said...

hahaha, Trac, yes so i did! and has beans. :o)

yes TT - its so much to do with Looking isn't it?

James, gutter fetish? we MUST meet!

hey Reya. Actually i found them appealing rather than scary... thats just me, right?

me too penny!

glad if it helped Joyce. cos its true!

ta shammie. (squish squish)

i think he does have a secret lynne. i wonder what it is?
(yes, well addicted)

haha Shelly, you are v. funny. Gives the game a whole new dimension.

Gary - about as deep as me then?

martin - ta. x

Lulu thanks. I will, not done yet.

ta duckdad.

oh no mark. you're not telling me they sneak about?!

wendy - hoping to see you in the dordogne for some of that. :o)

tee hee RW. LG found this one...

Anon. Find The Duck!

Bella they are gorgeous - and very exotic, to a Brit.