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phallus carving in the front garden

As the weather was so good this afternoon, Mr S and I decided to have a visit to Le Pont on the Lac du Joux, taking the clockwise lakeside path towards L'abbaye.
We noticed many beautiful and diverse houses fronting the lake.
Some surprise then, when we rounded a corner, and there in all it's glory a freshly carved wooden phallus - no mistake.

It certainly stopped the passers by - mainly elderly couples looking slightly bewildered.

I don't know how long it will be displayed - it might not last long - someone is bound to complain.

No what you'd expect in sleepy Le Pont
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Old 29.03.2011, 20:19
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Re: phallus carving in the front garden

Thanks for the heads up...
I wonder now, if it should head to travel tips section.

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Old 29.03.2011, 20:34
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Re: phallus carving in the front garden

Too funny! Photo??
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Old 29.03.2011, 20:45
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I didn't have a phone with a camera but it was a very detailed carving.. sorry.........
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Old 29.03.2011, 20:59
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Re: phallus carving in the front garden

Perhaps it is a shinto temple? ( Or is that a phallusy? )
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Re: phallus carving in the front garden

You think that's bad. This is the kind of filth we had to put up with when we lived in Maennedorf:

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Old 29.03.2011, 21:19
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Re: phallus carving in the front garden

Just about to make a comment, but realised I'd mis-read the thread title - you meant to type "carving", and didn't get the "a" and "r" the wrong way round?

But it must be something in the air though. Last night I tuned into SF DRS 1 for the weather at 19:55 and caught the end of Tagesschau, with a reporter doing a piece from what appeared to be an art exhibition. And lo and behold behind him was an upright standing polished piece of stone (or similar) with a rounded end and 2 identical spheres strategically placed either side at the base (unfortunately didn't get the audio and full story)

Maybe at this time of year artist's have been getting rubbed up the wrong way.
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Re: phallus carving in the front garden

Well, it is Spring I suppose.....
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Re: phallus carving in the front garden

Well, phalus aside, l'Abbaye is great. I saw a documentary on the restaurant there and their specialty - pate flambe, in cream sauce, chives and other fresh herbs, apparently signature recipe of that restaurant. I cooked it next day, it was fab.
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As the weather was so good this afternoon, Mr S and I decided to have a visit to Le Pont on the Lac du Joux, taking the clockwise lakeside path towards L'abbaye.
We noticed many beautiful and diverse houses fronting the lake.
Some surprise then, when we rounded a corner, and there in all it's glory a freshly carved wooden phallus - no mistake.

It certainly stopped the passers by - mainly elderly couples looking slightly bewildered.

I don't know how long it will be displayed - it might not last long - someone is bound to complain.

No what you'd expect in sleepy Le Pont
Some last longer than others......
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