Friday, March 15, 2013


I like friend Sylvia's smart-phone photo she snapped on the cosy tree-lined road to Barjac in the south of France. Barjac is a village with lots of character in the Gard department. 

In the 16th century it became the practice to plant trees along country roadsides, a tradition that continued into the 20th century. Unfortunately, roadside fatalities have put a curb to such close implantations. Where possible, trees like the ones above are gradually being replaced by trees planted at greater distances from the pavement. 

la sécurité routière:  road security
une chaussée:  a road, a pavement
une trajectoire:  a trajectory, a path

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