Hydrants - the holiday collection
As you'll see from my sidebar, I'm a collector of fire hydrants. The French variety is so different from the Scottish one that I had to add to the collection. You can imagine my long-suffering family as I took these shots. Above, a hydrant with a view at Biarritz. Below, an ordinary, workaday, been-around-a-bit hydrant in Soussans.
Below, a hydrant in Basque country. Note the street sign in French and Basque.
Finally, my favourite, from the mountain village of Sare: the new, plastic, streamlined hydrant, in its own little alcove. A sort of hydrant shrine.