Saturday 21 April 2012


We have written about pompiers before, and the esteem with which they are held in France. As it may be difficult for people new to the idea of firefighters as the national heroes to understand quite where they are placed in the psyche of France, this photo taken in Azay le Rideau may help:

So that's between Zorro and goat headed warriors
(presumably from the planet Zaarg).
If ever you're in Valençay visit the motor museum,
where they have a number of fire engines on display.
If you are at the Foire Saint Georges in Preuilly today and the pompiers are fundraising - please give generously.


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