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Unusual Suspects


See what I mean about all the stone?!
I saw more stone houses than wood or brick in all of France.

Thenioux, France
(outside our Bed & Breakfast)

Unusual Suspects


See what I mean about all the stone?!
I saw more stone houses than wood or brick in all of France.

Thenioux, France
(outside our Bed & Breakfast)

comments (47)

  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 21 Jul 2010, 00:37
Jeez Ginnie, you sure you didn't stumble upon Freddie, here?
Ginnie Hart: I did take a second look, Scarlet, to be sure. smile Bedankt.
I could make a cutting remark, but I won't... wink
Ginnie Hart: Playing it safe, Larry? grin Thanks.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 21 Jul 2010, 03:56
Good use for the field stone, too.

Otherwise it just sits about in untidy heaps around the farm paddocks and annoys everyone.

Great composition, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: They had free building material for centuries, it appears, Ray! Good for them. Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 21 Jul 2010, 05:40
Always when I see a scythe I always think of Father Time (Mr. Death) smile I think he is taking a bath right now....it was right around that corner.
Prachtige foto met practhige kleuren, the PP is great and suits the atmosphere.
Ginnie Hart: That would have been a good title, MLMA: Father Time or It's a Matter of Time. Hmmmm. As always, harstikke bedankt, mijn vrouw.
Wonderfully seen and beautifully photographed Ginnie...the textures, detail and tones are marvelous!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Pavan.
  • rem_la
  • France
  • 21 Jul 2010, 06:44
toute une époque !
Ginnie Hart: Or the whole shootin' kaboodle, as we would say, Rem. smile
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 21 Jul 2010, 06:52
Death is going *bonk on da forehead* 'THAT'S where I left my sickle!!' hahaha funny picture
Ginnie Hart: You and Astrid need to get together one day to compare notes, Elaine. grin
  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 Jul 2010, 06:59
This is a nice composition of work not being done Ginnie. I see what you mean about the stone
Ginnie Hart: At least they know where the tools are...but what happens when it rains? Thanks, Chris.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 21 Jul 2010, 07:15
Some interesting tools there. It will make some loony bin roaming the US highways quite happy.
Ginnie Hart: You're so right, Louis. I once bought an old-timey hole digger just because it looked so old and charming, from a bygone era. smile
Looks like they have never bothered to maintain the renderinggrin I like the line up. I reckon the spade did it...looks a bit shifty to metongue
Ginnie Hart: Astrid did it with the spade at the wishing well, Bill. I figured that one out a long time ago. grin I love it.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 21 Jul 2010, 07:34
Equipment for a good horror movie
Ginnie Hart: All lined up in a row...so take your pick!

I tried making a comment on your post today but it seems to be messed up. I'll check in again later to see if it's fixed?
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 21 Jul 2010, 07:40
the first on the left is the tool of the death... XD
Ginnie Hart: You're right, Oscar. Father Time is waiting there for us all, I suspect! smile
tous ces outils me donnerais presque envie de travailler!

All these tools give me almost want to work!
Ginnie Hart: HA! I love it, Jojo. You may be the only one. grin Merci.
Beautiful texture. It's good to see that the French know how to use things lying at their feet.
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree, Odd, about this kind of resourcefulness! It's a no-brainer. smile Thanks.
Coffee break time.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I like that, Sheila.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 21 Jul 2010, 10:38
Great photo I like the tone
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Vintage.
Tools for working the earth, a sign of our ancient roots, perfect frame and contrast
Ginnie Hart: You're so right, Fabrizio. In fact, I almost titled this Tools of the Trade. smile Grazie.
They are waiting for the oil to run out. Well seen and captured Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: That makes sense, Janet, right?! smile Thanks.
large still life with an edge! I like it!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
I'm not going to make any puns about the old tools, magnificent as they are, they've all been made already. The interesting thing is that in our East Anglia, the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk and parts of Essex, we have lots of buildings made in the same way, it must have been the only way villagers could build places as a step up from Wattle and Daub.
Ginnie Hart: I can actually see the villagers tolling over these structures, building them the only way they knew how, stone by stone. Thanks, Brian.
Lot of work in the garden too seing tools !
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Zeb. They had a huge yard, as I recall!
This old stone building and various tools are almost identical to what I have seen in my father-in-law's garden in Northern Italy.

A timeless capture, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: As long as they work, who needs anything newer, right, Beverly?! Thanks.
Tools of grave digger?
Or maybe just an innocent farmer? smile

Nice frame smile
Ginnie Hart: Let's hope it was an innocent farmer, Ilan. smile Actually, this was the side of the building where we had our first Bed & Breakfast in France. Thanks.
Woohoo, that is quite an arsenal!! I woul dbe scared to death staying in a B&B that displays these ind of weapons outside. You never know....... LOL!!

Well seen Ginnie! Like it a lot!!
Ginnie Hart: You do have a point, Marion. grin Thanks.
  • mariana
  • United States
  • 21 Jul 2010, 14:31
Another simple compo with awesome treatment !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Mariana.
  • alex
  • United States
  • 21 Jul 2010, 14:37
Nice line up, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Kevin Spacey suddenly came to mind. smile Thanks, Alex.
I see that there is a newly acquired implement in the collection.
Ginnie Hart: And so there is, Chad, indeed. Keeping up with the Joneses.
Wonderfully composed and treated Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Merci, kind sir.
Clearly, Death has been around and has lent his scythe against the wall while he takes a bit of kip inside the barn smile That's certainly an interesting array of tools that his helpers have!
Ginnie Hart: It looks like Death is taking the lead and the others are following suit, Tom, or pledging allegiance. grin Thanks.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 21 Jul 2010, 15:43
I just love old stone houses like this. What a treat! Did you see Freddie out and about??
Ginnie Hart: HA! No Freddie, Frida, except now in my imagination. smile Thanks.
  • rags
  • 21 Jul 2010, 16:30
Very nice!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Kanyi.
  • Thomas
  • India
  • 21 Jul 2010, 16:46
Love the texture and details in this image. Nice one Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • tede
  • France
  • 21 Jul 2010, 17:41
I know that all these tools, the faux "(in French), this blade is that my grandfather used to cut grass, memories of great holidays in my youthsmile) I love this picture. Beautiful day.
Ginnie Hart: These tools remind most of us of days gone by, Tede. It's a trip down Nostalgia Lane! smile Merci.
That is funny. All the tools to murder, dismember, and bury.

Maybe it isn't that funny after all.
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA, Michael. I think you're right! grin
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Jul 2010, 18:37
Some of the garden implements seem from a different era too.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Cherie. I'm sure they all could tell their own stories!
  • JJ
  • United States
  • 21 Jul 2010, 18:40
Such wonderful textures in that stone wall and an interesting array of old tools, I find this shot so interesting and so so well done
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, JJ. Thank you.
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 21 Jul 2010, 20:14
Lovely. I dream of seeing the countryside of Europe and the stone houses. Show me Ginnie, way cheaper this way.
Ginnie Hart: Tit for tat, Maria! You show me yours and I'll show you mine. grin Thanks.
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 21 Jul 2010, 20:23
Superb photo. The wall in stones of size is splendid. Have a lovely evening Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I love it, too, Antoine. I fell in love with your country. smile Merci.
  • LoLO
  • france
  • 21 Jul 2010, 20:34
Title and picture with humor

I love

Ginnie Hart: It looks funnier now after all the comments, LoLO. grin Merci.
Life would not make sense without Death. Love your colours.
Ginnie Hart: We're already ovewr-crowded now, Albert. Can you imagine what it'd be like if no one ever died! Thanks.
  • TM
  • Iran
  • 21 Jul 2010, 21:43
wow..what the mood there has!!interstin
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, TM. Just sitting there ready to be photographed. smile
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 22 Jul 2010, 04:07
I like the stone. That one cycle looks ancient.
Ginnie Hart: Stone seems even stronger than brick, Sherri, doesn't it! And perhaps cheaper...if it's just lying around.
Equipping!! This supects...
I love the composition, and as usual the colors. A+ VAL smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, as always, Valérie. Merci. smile
  • Aussie
  • Rockhampton
  • 22 Jul 2010, 09:41
Wonderful textures and great processing.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Aussie. smile
J'adore cette photo!!
Superbes couleurs!!
Amitiés de France:CLAIRE
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Claire. Merci.
Old and new implements. I like the scythe!
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Wim. Father Time is the Uusual Suspect, I would say!
  • rian
  • Fullerton, CA
  • 28 Jul 2010, 03:35
i see they have the usual array of anti-zombie weapons on display here just in case.. grin
Ginnie Hart: HA! You never know when you might need then, Rian, right? smile

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