Whimsical figures in Vensac, France

@JudyEv (134912)
Bunbury, Australia
August 6, 2017 1:25am CST
We brought our motor-home from Ireland to France on the ferry on the 21st June and within a few weeks we’d come across these attractive models which were arranged in front of the mairie (town hall) of the village of Vensac. Again we were just driving through and suddenly came across these quaint figures. The white lace was hand-crocheted and spotlessly white. I don’t know how the garments stay so clean but they looked lovely. One lady was cooking a crepe in a frypan on a stove and others were engaged in various activities. The models of plants were very creative too and most had an insect or two incorporated in their design. We visited the church here too and Vince left his lovely new birthday cap in the church as we had to make a trip back later to retrieve it.
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@LadyDuck (176700)
• Switzerland
6 Aug 17
Those are nice, they wear the costumes of the Alsace.
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@JudyEv (134912)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Aug 17
They are a long way from that region though, aren't they?
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@LadyDuck (176700)
• Switzerland
6 Aug 17
@JudyEv Yes they are. Alsace is a region that I love and they have many food specialties that I also like a lot. We share some with Switzerland, like pretzel and spatzle.
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@JudyEv (134912)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Aug 17
@LadyDuck We had spatzle in Austria and enjoyed it very much.
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@teamfreak16 (41406)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
6 Aug 17
I can't make out what the man is doing, though.
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@JudyEv (134912)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Aug 17
I think he has a hose in his hand and is watering the flowers. Here's another one.
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@teamfreak16 (41406)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
6 Aug 17
@JudyEv - Ok, that makes sense.
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@Tracy04 (10815)
• Malaysia
6 Aug 17
I had a good read! Hope you have a great day ahead! Happy weekend!
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@JudyEv (134912)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Aug 17
Thanks very much.
@rebelann (42834)
• El Paso, Texas
6 Aug 17
Wow, those are so kool ..... maybe I'm blind but where is the bug?
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@JudyEv (134912)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Aug 17
Here is a flower with a butterfly in it.
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@rebelann (42834)
• El Paso, Texas
7 Aug 17
Wow that is really pretty @JudyEv I wish I had that kind of talent, don't you?
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@JudyEv (134912)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Aug 17
@rebelann It's just so different from what we usually see.
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@Platespinner (17062)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
6 Aug 17
I love the bits and pieces you share about things like this. I think this type of display adds to the unique character of a place.
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@JudyEv (134912)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Aug 17
I try to mix the posts up a bit to stop people getting bored. It was a real surprise to come upon this. The church was very old too.
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@drannhh (15240)
• United States
6 Aug 17
@JudyEv I like this photo best. Turquoise tin can people?
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@JudyEv (134912)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Aug 17
@drannhh They're cute, aren't they? And he is the regulation little bit taller than she is.
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@mandala100 (50594)
• Hong Kong
6 Aug 17
@JudyEv Is that the one in the picture my friend? Yes it is really a unique and creative model my friend.
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@JudyEv (134912)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Aug 17
The church is at the back of the photo. Is that what you mean? Here is a photo of part of the inside of the church.
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@mandala100 (50594)
• Hong Kong
6 Aug 17
@JudyEv The one (picture) below the title of the post/discussion my friend. RThanks anyway for this new picture of the crucified Redeemer my friend.
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@JohnRoberts (63159)
• Los Angeles, California
6 Aug 17
You have discovered quite a lot of imagination at work in these French villages.
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@JudyEv (134912)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Aug 17
I liked this one of a woman cooking a crepe.
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@sueznewz2 (10139)
• Alicante, Spain
6 Aug 17
they're very nice...and clean... I wonder if the lace is removable so it can be washed ??
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@JudyEv (134912)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Aug 17
Maybe it is. Certainly it was lovely and white.
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@moffittjc (45330)
• Gainesville, Florida
6 Aug 17
I love that you constantly discover such neat little things in your travels. I'd be so intent on finding the "big" things in my travels that I would probably miss all these small details. I would have driven right by those figures and probably never even noticed them! Which is why I'm so happy that I have you to find these things for me and take and post photos of them! I am living my travel life vicariously through you and Vince!
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@JudyEv (134912)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Aug 17
That's a lovely thing to say - but you'll need to do your own travelling and marvelling at the great wonders in the big cities. We're not bothering too much with them.
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@moffittjc (45330)
• Gainesville, Florida
6 Aug 17
@JudyEv Okay, I can handle the big cities. You travel the small towns, I'll travel the big cities. Between us, we'll cover them all! haha
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@JudyEv (134912)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Aug 17
@moffittjc Just be careful of your wallet in big cities.
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@allen0187 (33914)
• Philippines
6 Aug 17
Those are very lovely figures. I wonder who maintains these figures, perhaps the people themselves or the city government?
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@JudyEv (134912)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Aug 17
I imagine the local government employees do or perhaps they have volunteers to help them.
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@allen0187 (33914)
• Philippines
8 Aug 17
@JudyEv that makes sense.
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@Inlemay (16982)
• South Africa
8 Aug 17
I wonder if they take them in every night so that they dont spoil by the elements? They are lovely
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@JudyEv (134912)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Aug 17
They looked lovely and fresh when we were there. It probably wouldn't have been hard to move them inside the mairie each evening.
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@Jackalyn (6857)
• Oxford, England
7 Aug 17
Your trip sounds so nice. It is good to hear abiut all ge different places. Lace making seems to be a dying art yet there are still these places where the tradition survives. Those figures are fun and I am glad the hat was not lost.
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@JudyEv (134912)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Aug 17
Last time we were in France we watched a lady making lace. That is Bayeux and after we'd been to see the Bayeux tapestry museum. She made it look simple.
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@Kandae11 (40370)
6 Aug 17
They are nice figures.
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@JudyEv (134912)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Aug 17
They're lovely aren't they?
@Ceerios (4753)
• Goodfellow, Texas
6 Aug 17
@JudyEv - Ms Judy - It is a great pleasure to learn (again) that you and the family are having a great time touring around in Europe. -Gus-
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@JudyEv (134912)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Aug 17
Thanks. I hope you're enjoying a few of the posts.
@TRBRocks420 (82760)
• Banks, Oregon
6 Aug 17
Hope someday I will get a chance to travel. Pretty cool figures there.
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@JudyEv (134912)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Aug 17
They're neat aren't they? Someone/s is very skilled.
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@MALUSE (43620)
• Uzbekistan
9 Aug 17
The female figure is the mother of Mickey Mouse!