Thursday, December 27, 2007

Old meets new


I must admit this photo is recycled from a November 7 Wordless Wednesday post to La France Profonde, but with three blogs going, I do a bit of cross-posting when it is appropriate.

Plus things are pretty busy around here with all of that champagne to drink, all of that foie gras to eat...you can see life is tough at the moment.

And of course I'm dying to add some words to this photo!

I had noticed this odd juxtaposition for several years and on a sunny autumn evening, I finally stopped, got out of my car, and took this picture -- hoping I wouldn't be accosted by an angry farmer.

What better contrasts old and new here in the land of the Millau McDonald's incident?

(Click here for more Sunday Scribblings posts on the theme of New and Old.)

17 comments:

Linda said...

Too funny! Great picture!

paisley said...

this is brilliant... and i can only imagine as the follow up article points out,, that quite a few hairs were raised by the influx of the now,, that had remained since then.......

b said...

I love the juxtaposition. I think that is one of the qualities I admire most about France. Well, speaking from my limited experience of Paris, at least. I was continuously fascinated by the juxtaposition of old and new. Here in the States, the old seems to be torn down for the new and the new carries no trace of the old. But I appreciate this juxtaposition so much. The irony is great. Gorgeous shot... the quality of light is beautiful!

LittleWing said...

thank you for broadening my horizons a little...great pic and story...progress in all forms

tumblewords said...

Oh, indeed, the contrast is touchable. Vivid and thought-provoking.

Liza's Eyeview said...

definitely and old meets new!

gautami tripathy said...

In India, you truly see the juxtaposition of new and the old!

rediscovering

spacedlaw said...

At least you did not get mugged by an angry crowd...

Redness said...

Brilliant ... Love this, Thank YOU!

Betty C. said...

Thanks for all of the comments -- I'm glad I reposted this picture! There's a lot more of this type of thing where it came from though, on my other blog La France Profonde.

www.franceprofonde.blogspot.com

(too lazy to link it in...)

Herb Urban said...

Excellent picture and story. Just wait until the Wal-Mart Superstore opens up across the street.

Hope you have a very happy and health New Year!

Patois said...

Oh, a very good choice for the prompt.

Jodi Barone said...

I adore this clearly marked intersection of old and new...you stopped...I stopped...and then we all saunter on.
Jodi barone
www.wildvines.blogspot.com

fmtv2 said...

That's a hoot, can Starbuck's be far behind?

Anonymous said...

I love capturing things like this!!

Thanks for sharing.
Dee
http://pavinganewroad.wordpress.com/

forgetfulone said...

That's a great take on the topic! Love the photo.

RennyBA said...

Yea, you see them everywhere - even in Europe!

Wishing you a great end to your week :-)