14 December 2008

A Menton Christmas - the Big Wheel


It's Christmas, so that means a Big Wheel - somewhat incongruous with the steeples of the Old Town.

Christmas also means pots - hundreds and hundreds of them from north Africa - probably Tunisia or Morocco. They will stay here, day and night, until sold.

15 comments:

  1. Ooooo, ferris wheel, that is my favourite. Love going up in one.

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  2. I want some of the pots....and a ride on the wheel.

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  3. Pots please, but no grand roue pour moi. Peter tried to talk me into riding the one at TUileries. No thanks, I wouldn't be able to open my eyes and look down I'm afraid.

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  4. Those pots are lovely. I could use two or three for my back yard.

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  5. Don the BOOTboy14 December, 2008

    We went on the big wheel when it was in Menton a couple of years ago. It was really good value for 2€. The views were tremendous.

    Jilly, pick a nice day and take your camera. In fact, go round twice, once facing forwards and once backwards. You will get some great pictures.

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  6. Oh, how I would love to be there with that blue sky but I would want to buy lots of pots and I think I would have a problem getting them home on Jet2!Just looked again and realised what a clever photo this is.

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  7. Don, I will take your advice and go up in the Wheel. I'd not thought about going up twice, sitting in different positions. Good thinking. The seats are just beautiful - I'll show those in close up another day. Thanks.

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  8. That looks like a fun ride.

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  9. How much would one of those large urns retail for, Jilly. I was at my local pot bazaar just yesterday and urns there are outrageously priced. Our pots often come from Vietnam - the ones I can afford.

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  10. At the thumbnail size, I momentarily thought the pots were cemetery markers, with the Ferris Wheel giving a view of them! Anyway, it looks like when your weather clears, it really clears.

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  11. Great shot. Especially like all those pots making this picture look African (without looking at the green grass).
    Menton lies on the French Riviera?? Never heard of it before.

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  12. Pot-o-rama! Thats a lot of pots!

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  13. superbe cette grande roue, mais surprenant pour la fete de noel

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  14. I'd be up for it. This is just stunning so much going on in this image against that gorgeous blue backdrop. The pots are a nice lead into the image too. Fabulous shot.

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  15. How unfortunate and sad that these pots were broken by the winds you mentioned today. Lots of work destroyed by Mother Nature.

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