Tuesday, 3 May 2011

ABC Wednesday - Poètes Ferrailleur

On holiday near Lizio in Morbihan area of France we kept passing a tower on a hill in the distance, it looked from another world.  When on a showery day we fetched up at he Musée de Poètes Ferrailleur we discovered what it was.
It was part of the whimsy of Robert Coudray, the Poètes Ferrailleur in the title. A ferrailleur is a scrap iron merchant but Coudray has turned the scrap iron into whirling motion (this one wind powered), and to works of imagination, he is the iron poet.
 Perhaps this sail plane is about to take off
the boat-car set sail
The entrance looks as though it is about to be towed into the air. Inside there are automata, a mechanical theatre of fey creatures, rolling balls and lots of kinetic energy. I didn't take any photos inside, how could they capture the motion, so here is a short taste.  


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12 comments:

Wanda said...

What a most delightful and whisical post. Each picture is so interesting!

Roger Owen Green said...

I LOVE this! Quirky.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Kay L. Davies said...

Fabulous! And you can use it next week for Quirky, too, thanks to Roger! LOL
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

EG Wow said...

OH wonderful! I's so glad you took photos of this whimsy!

Sylvia K said...

How delightful! And a perfect post for the P Day! I love it! So glad you got such great shots to share! And, right on, you're ready for Q Day as well! Quirky indeed!!

Sylvia
ABC Team

Rajesh said...

Beautiful. Wonderful ways of turning the scrap into works of art.

Jama said...

Just ingenious! great way to recycle the scraps.

mrsnesbitt said...

We may well visit France again this year. Depends on house etc but all being well!

Denise
ABC Team

photowannabe said...

I would love to see this place. Its so filled with imagination and whimsy. Glad you discovered it.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Love this type of folk art. The artistic impulse will not be denied.

Tumblewords: said...

Oh, I LOVE this. What a nifty place to see!

Dhemz said...

oh my! what a majestic place...I love it...thanks for dropping by my ABC entry...glad to be here.