Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Une hallucination ?

Was this a hallucination? Amidst the most classical 17th and 18th century antiques in a shop window...
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Au beau milieu des plus classiques antiquités des XVIIè et XVIIIè siècles, il avait... ceci !

30 comments:

bfarr said...

That buffalo sure traveled a long way from the American west.

Louis la Vache said...

hahahahahaha!!!!

Jacob said...

What in the world is this thing doing there? That's fascinating. I don't think you had bison in France, right?

Maybe the owner took a trip to Montana and shot one and brought home the head?

Jacob said...

Oops! I also meant to say I like your header very much!

akarui said...

Un proprietaire qui a voyage aux Ameriques et ramene une tete de bison. Chez moi c'est plutot les masques africains :)

Allan Alexandre said...

Très surprenant ce bison petite question tu as bien déjeuner dans ce restaurant?

Bob Crowe said...

Yes, it is possible, or perhaps the shop was used as a meeting place by the Surrealists decades ago. Maybe it's just that Dali once browsed here.

Kim said...

Wow, a curiosity in that setting. My friends stayed at an inn on the central coast of California during their honeymoon trip which featured, along with the round bed and red satin sheets, a buffalo head like this over looking the bridal suite :-). The place is the Madonna Inn outside of San Luis Obispo, and was known for its excess and tacky taste in decorative arts. At least this mounted head seems to be among tasteful surroundings :-:. I like the warm yellow and browns in your photo.
-Kim

Lee Spangler said...

got on and caught up with all your last posts. Enjoyed your humor and diverse pix. When ru coming over. Sorry I'll miss you.Thanks for all your support on my blog, fondly, Lee

Tash said...

good thing he is way up high...but wait, how did you get so close then?
Funny & fun & curious. Great photo esp with the background. Such an interesting place.

James said...

Cool picture. The buffalo gives it a surreal feel.

Paulie said...

Has to be a collector's item as one can't hunt buffalo any longer.

Malyss said...

Berk!Mais c'est vrai qu'à l'époque, ils étaient encore asez bêtes pour massacrer des animaux et s'en vanter..Alors, on ne devrait pas être étonné..

Dina said...

Eeuw, I'd hate to live somewhere with a head on the wall.

Olivier said...

en réponse au commentaire de Malyss, je vois pas ce qui a changé maintenant ;(...
Peut être un cadeau d'un exilé des Amériques

cieldequimper said...

@ Olivier et Malyss : il y a peut-être un peu, voire beaucoup moins d'exterminations systématiques comme ce fut le cas pour les bisons...

VP said...

More a nightmare! Excellent catch and a really weird thing to hang on a wall like that...

Cezar and Léia said...

Poor bison!
You took a great picture, anyway I think it's sad to see an animal at the wall.
Hugs
Léia

Leif Hagen said...

Funny! It sure seemed out of place! Bizarre!

Catherine said...

Pour continuer sur la lancée de Malyss et Olivier, il y aura peut être même un acquéreur de nos jours pour cela !

Small City Scenes said...

Hey, maybe he came from Omak!!
Did you find out the whys and wherefores about Mr. Bison?

Love the previous post with the Primroses and Hyacinthes. They shout SPRING!! MB

BaysideLife said...

Yikes. That is surprising. A trophy I'm sure from someone's past hunting trip. Can't decide if it adds or detracts from its elegant surroundings.

donnie said...

as one might say.... there's a moose loose about this hoose...

JM said...

It seems so out of place! Great eye, Ciel! :-)

Per Stromsjo said...

Let's just agree we all had a real good lunch and never mention it again, right? ;)

Chuck Pefley said...

Yes, out of place, but very cool in this shop. Were buffalo ever indigenous to the European continent?

tapirgal said...

A wonderful title! I think I'd empty my bank account to buy the entire contents of the room. The setting is perfect! :)

Bergson said...

encore un trophée royal

Rebecca said...

That is an interesting find!

paulboo said...

No surprise really, I have seen real live ones in France, in Normandy close to Dieppe - a farm of course!