Looking up in Annecy #3

Photo of a cow on a bus stop roof in Annecy, FranceAfter looking up in a street in Annecy and seeing a sign that shows the pedestrianised area used to be a main highway, I’ve started looking up more frequently. My efforts were rewarded pretty quickly when I saw this cow on top of a bus stop!

Annecy has never hosted the Cow Parade, so seeing a random cow on top of a bus stop shelter does seem a bit unusual. However, the area is known for its local cheeses, especially Reblochon and Tomme Blanche, so maybe a cow on a bus stop shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. I’ve no idea why it’s there or how long it’s been there.  It reminds me of the big shark tail poking out of a house in Oxford, and I’m sure there are plenty of other examples of giant animal figurines in various parts of the world. Do you know of any others?

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5 comments on “Looking up in Annecy #3
  1. Ruby says:

    Funny how we forget to look up sometimes…

  2. Mandy says:

    Wasn’t the cow parade fun? I enjoyed the elephant parade too. Maybe they just like life size cow sculptures in this part of the world?

  3. Wendy says:

    Ruby, I made a point of looking up in Greece and found some truly surprising goings-on and architecture! Must remember to do it more often.

    Mandy, yeah, how did the elephant parade start I wonder. I took so many cow pictures in New Year back in 2001. The best was a surfing cow in a shopping centre at South Ferry Seaport (from memory). I wonder where all those cows and elephants are now…

  4. Joe barfield says:

    That’s the cow above the raw milk dispenser over in Turbine. 1 Euro gets you a liter of yummy, fresh, cold raw milk.

  5. Wendy says:

    Ah, thanks Joe. It was indeed over that way, but on top of a bus stop at the time. I don’t go past very often but it sounds like it’s moved a few metres. Aren’t the milk dispensers fantastic, in a country where the shops are closed more often than open?

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