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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Camera Critters in Carcassonne, France

While Dick clambered around, exploring the old walled city of Carcassonne, I waited for him in this shady little outdoor cafe a short way down the hill. My wait was made more than bearable by the presence of a big yellow dog. This amiable Yellow Labrador Retriever helped a group of men eat their lunch and also retrieved any stray bits of food cluttering up other parts of the patio floor.
Mallard on the River Aude.

Downpipes in France are often decorated with heads of interesting critters.


A series of murals just downhill from the walled city includes
depictions of critters such as the boar, above, and horse, below.
© Photos by Kay Davies and Richard Schear, April, 2011 
Posted here for Camera Critters, hosted every week
by Misty Dawn. Thanks, Misty!

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17 comments:

Nikki-ann said...

The downpipes there are a lot more insteresting than the ones here!

Great post :)

jabblog said...

Fabulous captures but my favourites are the pipe and particularly the retriever sitting so neatly to attention:-)

ladyfi said...

What wonderful shots. I really must visit Carcassonne!

Cezar and Léia said...

This first shot is awesome, best friends ever and ever!
Wonderful post Kay!
Léia

Jenn Jilks said...

Great shots, all. France is so photographic!
Thank you for visiting my cottage country !

Francisca said...

Dogs have body language too, I can read this one's clearly! :-D Lots of fun critters... you know I like murals, and I've been noticing the decorated downpipes here too.

Gary said...

I'll bet your missing your dog and this one filled in!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

EG Wow said...

Wonderful French shadows, Kay!

SquirrelQueen said...

The murals are a treat and I love the down spout but my favorite photo is the first one. That yellow fellow knew how to go about finding his lunch.

Becca said...

I love the bottom photo :)

chubskulit said...

Lovely critters!

Shadow shots on a relaxing walk, have a great weekend!

Marie said...

I love the canine vacuum cleaner and can remember being very surprised in France and Holland that dogs were allowed into cafés and restaurants. I wish that was the case here, as Lambi LOVES to hover up crumbs :-)

Kay said...

I love that downpipe too! So unusual. I'll bet Dick was thinking of Lindy when he saw that big yellow dog.

Carola said...

The first photo is a great street scene.

Michelle said...

Such interesting downpipes! Love the composition of the photo with the mallard.

eileeninmd said...

Great critters photos. My favorite is the first one of the yellow lab. Have a great week!

Carola Bartz said...

Beautiful murals! I had to giggle about the dog who "helped" others eating their lunch - I can imagine! Who can resist the soulful eyes of a Labrador Retriever? (I know for sure that I can't)