Tuesday 4 January 2011

Danger Vipères

I love this sign. I can't imagine anyone is in any real danger from vipères (adders), but the sign is stylish and adds a frisson to a visit to the château de Montpoupon.

This rocky ledge is at the base of the château perimeter wall, right on the roadside. I am sure no self respecting adder would be tempted to lay about here during visiting hours, no matter how enticingly warm the rock got. I bet the local adders love this place first thing in the morning though, when it allows them to refuel for a day of lurking about in the undergrowth, ready to strike unsuspecting voles.


1 comment:

Diogenes said...

Thanks for the new French word. Viperes. There are many of these in the commercial real estate markets here. Vautours aussi. :-)

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