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Good Morning, everyone. Lovely sunny day here - if a bit cold.

I have just watched the 'Singing in the Rain' clip from last nights Owl Post. It's great!

Reminds me of Fennie and J's last day here with us when we watched 'A White Christmas'. Three of us (not me) had never seen it before. Great singing and dancing. They don't make them like that anymore!

Here is a nice sunny picture for you, to be enjoyed especially if it is raining where you are. It is a view of Millau Viaduct from Peyre. Not an elf in sight. Very Happy but then, perhaps I have no imagination.

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Taken by Jim in June.

Posted at 28th Sep 2010 - 09:11AM   Posted by Arosebyanyothername   Picture of the Day Comments: 6

Toady's Avatar They were building the bridge when we lived in France. Much further south than us though. I don't know if I'd be brave enough to cross it - well not with my eyes open, I have trouble enough with our Torridge Bridge!!

Posted by: Toady on 28th Sep 2010 at 09:20AM

Arosebyanyothername's Avatar Crossing the bridge is rather like being in an aeroplane. Everything looks so far away. Mind you I was driving at the time so had to keep my eyes on the road. Jim took some pictures but they don't really show what it was like.

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 28th Sep 2010 at 09:33AM

Mountainear's Avatar Thanks for the sunshine - I'm sure we've got some here. Somewhere. It's just that the clouds are literally sitting on the ground today and obscuring it.

It's a great bridge isn't it - I'd love to see it for real.

Posted by: Mountainear on 28th Sep 2010 at 10:19AM

Fennie's Avatar Elves, and of course other species of fairy folk, are in the eye of the beholder. Just like beauty, which is also a kind of fairy, appearing often in the most unlikely places. Elves are also little people, so you couldn't see them from the top of a bridge even if they stood on one leg and waved their green pixie hats at you. You have to wait for them to come. At dawn or dusk. First catch your unicorn, as they say.

As for the Viaduct, or VIADUC as the French shout from their signposts leaving the 'T' aside for some reason, I shall blog about it when I have a moment but I can confirm that it is really like being on Ryanair, except the seats are more comfortable, the windows bigger and the crying children fewer. You soar over the landscape borne up, or so it seems, on threads of gossamer. It is hard to realise they are actually steel cables weighing 25 tons and not attached to anything more substantial than themselves. A wonderful experience of flying on solid ground.

Personally if it had been up to me I would have called it the Mile-High viaduct. Well, you do need something to make you groan in the mornings, don't you? But it is true you can't see much when you are driving and your eyes fixed on the road ahead. On our way there, Rosie even missed a unicorn, amid the dappled sunlight, grazing among the poplars on the banks of the deep River Lot. I pointed it out, but she took no notice. Only the specialest of people can see these mysteries.

Posted by: Fennie on 28th Sep 2010 at 10:28AM

Arosebyanyothername's Avatar Ah! - but I can spot a leg-puller from a long way off.

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 28th Sep 2010 at 10:49AM

Westerwitch's Avatar Well fairies, or elves, or anything is well hidden this morning as our weather is similar to Mountaineers. shame for HS as he has gone of with a group on a photo shoot . . .

Posted by: Westerwitch on 28th Sep 2010 at 11:01AM

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