Sunday, June 28, 2009

Vines in the City

Cahors beach is almost finished, but there is as yet no sign of the floating swimming pool. In the continuing quest for new tourist attractions, rue Feydel, a side street off boulevard Leon Gambetta, has been dug up so that vines can be planted there. The street's previous claim to fame was that it led only to the prison. As a large roundabout on the bypass to the West of the city has already been attractively planted with vines, this afterthought is unlikely to be much more than a curiosity.

Postscript (2010):  It appears that this rather dotty idea was shelved. The road has been repaved and the windowboxes have been replanted.