Tuesday, May 1, 2007

May Theme Day - City Exchange

The May Theme Day is City Exchange. So here is a picture of what appears to be a large wooden box, with some writing in French, and plaques from what may be regions in France (Vendee, Bourgogne, Corse, Lorraine). So, what is this object, and where was this picture taken - in Louisiana or in France?

This is actually a railroad boxcar that was used in France during World War I. It was given to Louisiana by the French government in appreciation for the support the US gave to France in World War II. I will post a larger photo of the rail car tomorrow...

There are currently 82 blogs participating in this theme day: Monte Carlo, Monaco - Rome, Italy - Singapore, Singapore - Tenerife, Spain - Rotterdam, Netherlands - London, UK - Montréal (QC), Canada - Melbourne, Australia - Naples (FL), USA - Bastia, France -
Hong Kong, China- Mazatlan, Mexico - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Manila, Philippines - Arradon, France - Madison (WI), USA -
Evry, France- Seoul, Korea- Shanghai, China- Bucaramanga (Santander), Colombia- Sequim (WA), USA-Singapore, Singapore-Budapest, Hungary - Baziège, France - Hamburg, Germany-Toruń, Poland- Nelson, New Zealand- Madison (WI), USA- Vantaa, Finland- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia- Mainz, Germany- Dubai, UAE- Saint Paul (MN), USA- Cork, Ireland- Stockholm, Sweden- Menton, France- Tel Aviv, Israel- Albuquerque (NM), USA- Kitakami, Japan- Stayton (OR), USA- Szentes, Hungary- Stavanger, Norway- Grenoble, France- Villigen, Switzerland- Paris, France- Hyde, UK- Moscow, Russia- Joplin (MO), USA- Jakarta, Indonesia- Greenville (SC), USA- Cape Town, South Africa- Asheville (NC), USA- Seattle (WA), USA-Kyoto, Japan- Tokyo, Japan- Madrid, Spain- Auckland, New Zealand- Oulu, Finland- Lubbock (TX), USA- Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina- Baton Rouge (LA), USA- Sydney, Australia- Maple Ridge (BC), Canada- Vancouver, Canada- Seattle (WA), USA- Selma (AL), USA- Chandler (AZ), USA- Sharon (CT), USA- Manila, Philippines- Lyon, France- New York City (NY), USA- Los Angeles (CA), USA-Brookville (OH), USA- Hayle, UK- Wailea (HI), USA- Saarbrücken, Germany- San Diego (CA), USA- Boston (MA), USA- Saint Louis (MO), USA- Cypress (TX), USA- Anderson (SC), USA- Torino, Italy

9 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Oh my what a surprise this was. I was just photographing World War I things on Sunday. You will have to take a look.

My Theme Day is of a city unto itself, with its own zip code, and a portrait of the "Peashooter" at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Hope you like flying.

Terra Vecchia said...

ah moi si il y a la Corse je dit RESPECT...

a prestu è amicizia...

Kate said...

Wonderful choice!

Gerald England said...

the side of a box-car -- looking forward to seeing the whole thing.

Dsole said...

oh! that's France indeed!

Victoria said...

Hmmm, that is interesting. It was nice to hear the history behind your selection.

Kuanyin said...

Great choice...lots of French influence in your neck of the woods! Happy Theme Day from Maui, Hawaii!

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Bonjour et bienvenue a les daily photo family. :-)

Glad to see Louisiana on the list.

I lived in Monroe, Louisiana for 8 years in the 90s.

Lavenderlady said...

This reminds me of the two years I lived in Europe in the 80's. Nice to be reminded of old memories