We stopped along the roadside outside of Paimpol in French Brittany's Côte d'Armor to take a snapshot of a field of artichokes, but lo and behold this ultra-modern water tower captured our imaginations instead. The industrial land art is the work of renowned French architect Thierry Van de Wyngaert. To see the tower's magnificent nighttime illumination and for more information about Van de Wyngaert's work, click here.
French artichoke production is primarily in Brittany and the south of France, each region producing different varieties.
un château d'eau: a water tower
un ouvrage d'art: a work of engineering
le génie civil: civil engineering
un génie: a genius
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