Roundabout surprise

St Jean roundabout August 2010

I wrote a little while ago about the demise of the St Jean roundabout, with the shed removed and no more mannequins on display. So what’s that you see pictured above? Yes, the mannequins are back! There’s a couple sitting at a table with a bottle, and behind them is a policeman with binoculars. I have absolutely no idea what all this means, as usually the mannequins depict a holiday or event happening locally. Is this a warning that the police will be checking for drunk drivers tonight or something?

Who knows. And frankly, who cares! My faith in France flouting ridiculous health and safety rules has once again been restored (although this was helped along with the monster truck display a few weeks ago too. Happy days.


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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2 comments on “Roundabout surprise
  1. Amanda says:

    It’s wonderful to see the roundabout updates again. Our rotunde are plain by comparison. 😉

  2. April says:

    Amanda, I’m glad to hear someone likes the update. I feel a bit obsessed when I talk about them, but it does make such a nice change from a bit of uncut grass and weeds on so many other roundabouts worldwide, doesn’t it.

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