The Frogmarch

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Sunday, May 04, 2008

Jules Verne Carousel








The tourism board of the Jura set up a sort of fair in the Place de la Croix-Rousse, with information booths, stands selling regional specialties, a petting zoo with typical farm animals, and the like. (The Jura is a mountainous, largely-undeveloped region north of here, wedged between Alsace and Switzerland.) And though I picked up some brochures about trout fishing in the Jura's mountain streams, the star of the show was this Jules Verne-themed carousel, complete with rockets, submarines, streetcars and motorcycles, plus a biplaned tip of the hat to local Lyon hero Saint-Exupery, done up in period style.

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