Wednesday, 20 April 2016

L'Elevateur d'Eau


Today Paul and I ventured out into the sunny but freezing cold morning for our daily cycle ride.  We rode into the woods and then through Labastide, a small hamlet of just three dwellings.

As we approached the edge of the hamlet we could see a crude iron cross perched on top of a piece of old farm machinery at the side of a field.  Closer inspection of the machinery revealed it to be an old well pump, a state of the art piece of kit at the turn of the 20th century. 
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5 comments:

  1. I'm here!

    Did you kneel and say prayers before realising it was a pump, and checking that nobody had seen you?

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    1. How did you guess? I'm still trying to figure out whether the cross has some special religious significance or not. Maybe someone fell down the well.

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  2. I am here too:); too late for me now but tomorrow i shall read the other posts.Welcome.

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  3. I am here too:); too late for me now but tomorrow i shall read the other posts.Welcome.

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