Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Little Engine That Could

. . . once upon a time, anyway.

Monet's house and gardens are the main
attractions at Giverny, of course—but 
there's also a sweet little museum that's 
devoted to old machinery.

I didn't have the foggiest notion what most
of them were for, but bringing them back from
the brink was clearly a labor of love for
the two guys who ran the place.

[Linking back to
 Ruby Tuesday and Our World Tuesday.] 


  1. Fascinating. Were any of the machines in operation when you were there?

    Old steam tractors were really good at farm work but they weren’t so fast. When driving on the road they often had to pull over to let other speed-demon drivers past.

    Even though those two guys are into retro restorations I can imagine them favoring something like a digital watch.

    To have a shop like that is one thing but for getting around town it would be convenient just to go by motorcycle.

    I am not sure I remember why but Giverny now always makes me think of Marylène. Were you able to see her?

  2. I like looking at old machinery even though I have no idea what some of them are all about. They rev up my imagination big time.
    Take 25 to Hollister

  3. Cool looking place and machines


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