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Bourg-en-Bresse Sightseeing

Bourg-en-Bresse was small enough to be easily walkable, and there was more to see than I expected.

Les Ain’pertinentes Art Exhibit

Video of the horse sculptures in the Les Ain’pertinentes exhibit in Bourg-en-Bresse, France.

Horse Sculptures in Bourg-en-Bresse

Brightly coloured horse sculptures in Bourg-en-Bresse as part of the Les Ain’pertinentes contemporary art biennale.

Mounted Police in the Park

The mounted police drew a small crowd of onlookers as they tried to encourage their horses to walk a banner.

La Roseraie

The rose garden (la roseraie) in the Parc de la Tête d’Or has an abundance of flowers at the moment.


The picturesque village of Oingt offers great views across the Beaujolais vineyards

Bee Hotel

Our nearby park has a bee hotel. This structure, filled with drilled logs, hollow sticks and dried mud, provides a home for native bees.

A Little Coffee

This is a fairly familiar scene, especially as the weather warms up; people dotted around restaurant terraces to have a quick coffee, or to linger a little and watch life pass in the square.

A Sunny Sunday

While Graham has been keeping you up-to-date here, I’ve been in something of a hibernation. So, I though it was time I came out of my cosy little corner, and reconnected with the world, if only to share these photos from our walk in the park this afternoon.

Tower Bridge in London

London’s Tower Bridge opening to let a boat pass.