Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Take A Break

The sign is a bit faded by the sun but it is in an ideal position, at the midpoint of the rows and rows of the 3,000 Neolithic megaliths at Carnac in northern France.  Just about the time one may be flagging  and ready for pancakes, drinks and ice cream. Chez CĂ©line was a small hut with outdoor seating. Order at the window, the staff were a full pelt over hot stoves. We had ice cream. Delicious, definitely home made by an artisan.

The drawing recreates the old pictures of the 19th century when the locals liked to have their photograph taken sat on top of the larger stones.

An entry for the meme Signs, Signs

12 comments:

Photo Cache said...

impressive and interesting landscape. nice to see there's an area where you can get some libation.

Lesley said...

A nice sign with some local lore included.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great sign. I think I might need a little refreshment in the midsts of looking at 3000 stones.

Inger-M said...

Beautiful sign in an interesting area! I'm glad the ice cream tasted good :-)

Genie said...

This is a wonderful sign, and the story behind it so interesting.The stones in the background are beautiful.

Dinah said...

that's an interesting place! and the history behind the faded sign...
Sign:Wanted

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A lovely sign along with interesting history of the area! (the ice cream sounds good too ;>)

Marvin said...

I need little of an excuse for having ice cream, but it sounds as if you'd earned your treat. Sounds like you were glad to see this rustic sign.

Andy said...

Looks like an interesting place to visit.

Luna Miranda said...

quite an impressive background. looks like a perfect place to eat ice cream.:p

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nprimopiano said...

I love this sign!!! and the story behind it...

RedPat said...

Great place for an ice cream break!