Not your average drain pipe

This picture says it all. The French just take extra care with things. I’ve seen the painstaking preparation and presentation that can go into even the simplest of dishes served in a restaurant and the way that no roundabout can be left undecorated, but I really wasn’t prepared for this. Is there anything in the world more mundane than a drain pipe? Normally, no. This time, plenty.

Ornate drain pipe in St Jean de Sixt

If you’re curious, this drain pipe hangs from an equally ornate restaurant in St Jean de Sixt.


I’m a technical author, journalist and writer from Australia who has been living in Europe since 2000 and exploring the world from there. My passions are writing, snow sports and travel.

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6 comments on “Not your average drain pipe
  1. Angela Williams says:

    Think it was the right choice Wendy – he (she) looks splendid!

  2. Southpaw says:

    That is the coolest drain pipe I’ve ever seen.

  3. Lyra says:

    I want a drainpipe on my house just like that one. It is teh awesome.

  4. April says:

    Wow, Happy Hotelier, those are some serious drainpipes! I’ll add mine to yours, although my example now pales in comparison (especially with that great German example).

  5. Have now added your drainpipe into my post:-)

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Wendy Hollands writer in Annecy, France

I'm an experienced technical writer based in the French Alps. I enjoy learning French language nuances, winter sports and travel. Drop by, my other site.

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