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Weighbridge

Weighbridge
The little building to the right in the previous photo is not a public toilet, it is the town weighbridge! All towns in France, even very small ones, had at least one of these, to officially certify the weight of whatever merchandise was in a cart, so that the purchaser was sure he was getting what he paid for - at least, that's the theory!

Often they are rather utilitarian in appearance, but this one is quite elegant, as befits it's position next to the church. The stone window surrounds and cornice are nicely complimented by the stylish "fishscale" slates on the roof.

1953 Canon IVSb, f2.0/50mm Jupistar 8 lens, x 2yellow filter. Polypan F in D23, 10mins @21C. Scanned on Epson V500@2400dpi.

Katharina K-S, giovanegian, John Linton have particularly liked this photo


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giovanegian
giovanegian
I love solid geometrical forms! Thanks Mike.
21 months ago.
Mikeinlagardette has replied to giovanegian
Gianni, you are too kind, but happy that you like it!
21 months ago.
Robert Warren
Robert Warren
Very nicely light balanced and a great composition!
21 months ago.
Mikeinlagardette has replied to Robert Warren
Robert, like Gianni, you are too kind, but many thanks!
21 months ago.