An old lavoir in St.Cezaire. Inaperçu et saccagé. Un-noticed by everyone except the vandals ...

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Amelia Royan on September 25, 2009

I'm getting a bit worried about where to put the piano when the ballet studio is finally completed Frank .... an extension may be necessary! What do you think?


Amelia Royan on September 29, 2009

Dear Nico, I'm so sorry to have left your comment hanging in mid-air. I think maybe the vandals did respect the historical importance in some ways - at least they didn't do any real damage - after all they could have ripped out the bars on the sides! A bit of graffiti can soon be cleaned off :))

Greetings, Amelia

aggeliki.k on September 30, 2009

Lovely composition .

not1word on October 6, 2009

I've been working through the comments sections of your various lavoir photos, Amelia. Most entertaining. All that fun aside, I particularly like this photo. Your use of depth of field makes for a very attractive photo, and adds a nice touch to what might have been a more basically straight on image. Nice work.

Amelia Royan on October 6, 2009

Good morning aggeliki.k, thanks for that. I'm so pleased you liked the abstract composition in this photo :)

Amelia Royan on October 6, 2009

He n1w, I see you've got over Larry's brilliant one liner - if I were you I'd quote it at the end of every reply you make. Thanks for your appreciation for this abstract view of a lavoir - and hey, you can get here and wash your 4 sets of everything too. I'm not clever enough to do the "collages" - still a lot to learn about uncategorized silliness ;-)

Amelia Royan on October 14, 2009

It's just too bad that they haven't accepted this for GE - I don't expect anyone has ever taken a photograph of this sad, neglected but realistic old lavoir :)))

not1word on October 15, 2009

I'll bet that they're going to say that it's the inside of a building, thus not what they want, but I'd disagree on this one. That's a shame, Amelia.

Amelia Royan on October 15, 2009

Thanks for that n1w - normally I respect all the decisions, but on this one I might just try the appeal system, as it clearly isn't a church, is open at both ends, and is an important part, in my view anyway, of the history of this small French village :)))

Amelia Royan on November 25, 2009

I have appealed against the decision n1w, and they have now accepted it - I am really happy about that, because I am sure no-one has even bothered to look at this lavoir, far less take a photo of it :))

not1word on November 26, 2009

Excellent, Amelia. I'm glad for you. This one seems to be just the sort of thing that Panoramio was made for, I'm glad they reconsidered.

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  • Uploaded on September 23, 2009
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    by Amelia Royan
    • Taken on 2009/09/07 09:37:23
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
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