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Old 26.10.2009, 19:23
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Sorry Le Landeron, I've made you famous

Oh, Lawd, I think I've probably embarrassed a number of Swiss just north of Neuchatel. Mr. Big and I went to the brocante faire or marche aux puces in Le Landeron a few weekends ago. On our way out of town at the main roundabout I spied an antique store and implored Mr. Big to stop.

Outside the shop was a giant concrete planter that had been obviously hit by a car or something, anyway, it was completely cracked in a number of pieces. And, in a very UNSWISS fashion, some enterprising soul had put it back together with vice clamp banding. So, of course, I snapped a photo.

I immediately thought of a hilarious website, thereifixedit.com, where people post pictures of jury-rigged stuff or stuff that's been MacGuyvered and viewers vote on it.

Well, the planter in Les Landeron has almost 300 votes as the best jury-rigging and beats the heck out of the competition. Check it out, it was posted on 10/14 by my son, Colin.
http://thereifixedit.com/page/4/
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Old 26.10.2009, 19:30
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What a great website - you will have to forward your entry to the Le Landeron website
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Old 26.10.2009, 19:45
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Re: Sorry Le Landeron, I've made you famous

Are you kidding? I will probably be deported!
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Re: Sorry Le Landeron, I've made you famous

Excellent I need to show this to my dear colleague who lives in Le Landeron and as she is an Italian I might even want to post her exuberate comment on this afterwards
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Old 27.10.2009, 17:32
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Are you kidding? I will probably be deported!
I sent both links to the "Bibliothèque" of the City of Le Landeron right now. Expect they will take it with appropriate humour !

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Old 27.10.2009, 17:38
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Re: Sorry Le Landeron, I've made you famous

Lovely! I mean Le Landeron... It's to be the biggest Brocante in Switzerland.

I liked this picture, too:



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Excellent I need to show this to my dear colleague who lives in Le Landeron and as she is an Italian I might even want to post her exuberate comment on this afterwards
But nothing is worth much without pictures. And if we talk about the place, here some pictures







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Old 27.10.2009, 22:23
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Great pictures Wollishofener. Good view over St.Peter's island that was inhabited by Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
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Old 27.10.2009, 22:36
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Re: Sorry Le Landeron, I've made you famous

That is pretty un-Swiss, at least that's what they would have us believe. . . but then a bit of empirical evidence to the contrary shows up.
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We are expert though thanks to Jean Tinguely:



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