le Jardin Botanique by quietpurplehaze

le Jardin Botanique

After battling with the ticket machine to obtain tickets for the tramway into Nantes, Ray and I felt a bit like this chap: to start the machine does not take banknotes and we had hardly any change; then it systematically rejected each of our credit/cash cards (we tried 4 in total); some friendly Americans offered us change but not enough; finally we spied a separate notice informing us that one ticket suffices for 2 people until 31st August - so hey presto, we had just enough change for that.
Great capture of this amazing topiary!
July 11th, 2014  
Isn't that fantastic? or should I say fantastique?
July 11th, 2014  
Awesome!
July 11th, 2014  
Such a clever and creative "bird hedge sculpture."
You don't see this every day!
July 11th, 2014  
Love it! Sorry about the ticket problem - but you are in France! Even speaking the language doesn't help with uncooperative machines! Enjoy though!
July 11th, 2014  
It looks as if it was worth all the trouble, it's an amazing piece of work, great capture
July 11th, 2014  
i want one of these for my garden
July 11th, 2014  
Fav!! I LOVE him!! Glad you managed to get to him...
July 11th, 2014  
Brilliant! Such an imaginative creation!
July 11th, 2014  
Awesome! FAV!
July 11th, 2014  
Such a lovely slump.......how many times do we feel like doing that! Sounds rather a trial Hazel but not half as bad as if you didn't speak fluent French.
July 11th, 2014  
@ivan

At one point, we thought we'd just go somewhere else - but then remembered you need your tramway ticket which lifts the barrier to get the car out of the parking! (Just a small moment of panic!)
July 11th, 2014  
Love it...Fav
July 11th, 2014  
Fantastic ... love it..
July 11th, 2014  
what a cutie. I hope you headed for the refreshment room after your difficulty
July 11th, 2014  
This is great what a creative idea
July 11th, 2014  
Ha ha, great fun :-)
July 11th, 2014  
This is so cute, I hate ticket machines always make me feel like an idiot
July 11th, 2014  
Brilliant! Just a great fun shot.
July 11th, 2014  
Great!!
July 11th, 2014  
This is just to cute for words!
July 11th, 2014  
What a fantastic find!
July 11th, 2014  
Absolutely adorable. Great creation. FAV
July 11th, 2014  
Wow, this is so cool. Such a fun shot.
July 11th, 2014  
Such a great and fun capture!
July 11th, 2014  
I love this very funny
July 11th, 2014  
HAHAH this is too good!!! What a story :) FAV
July 11th, 2014  
Cute.
July 11th, 2014  
Ha ha that's brilliant Hazel, I definitely know that feeling!
July 11th, 2014  
Great find and capture fav!
July 11th, 2014  
A brilliant find of fun topiary.
July 12th, 2014  
Oh dear, no wonder you felt like this chap. What a great find though. Brilliant. Definitely a fav.
July 12th, 2014  
I think I would have resorted to jumping the barriers hahaha - this is brilliant - fav!
July 12th, 2014  
Love Love Love It !!!! fav
July 12th, 2014  
Fantastic picture. Congratulations on making the Trending Page and PP. Well deserved.
July 12th, 2014  
MB
Great photo. I just love the bird sculpture!
July 12th, 2014  
Wow...that is an amazing garden sculpture! Excellent shot.
July 12th, 2014  
Wow, what a great topiary!!
July 12th, 2014  
Super fun, love the shot, thanks for sharing.
July 12th, 2014  
This is awesome - what a great shot! So glad you got the ticket situation worked out!
July 12th, 2014  
@claireuk

Claire, we felt idiots 'par excellence' the both of us! The machine kept accepting our pin for each card and then refusing the card....................
July 12th, 2014  
😍fav😍
July 12th, 2014  
Wow awesome.
July 12th, 2014  
ha!Wonderful pov!Thanks for sharing this!fav!
July 12th, 2014  
@quietpurplehaze That sounds mighty suspicious to me, keep a record. Cx
July 12th, 2014  
@claireuk

thanks.
July 12th, 2014  
I had exactly the same problems with train ticket machines in Belgium recently. A very nice Belgian lady who helped me out told me that many european ticket machines won't take British credit cards. Don't know why though. Great shot, by the way!
July 12th, 2014  
hahahahahahahahhah. Hahahahahah
July 12th, 2014  
What a cool find and fun shot. Whoever trimmed it is very creative.
July 13th, 2014  
Fave, this guy is gorgeous!
July 13th, 2014  
I love him! Great find!
July 13th, 2014  
This is so amusing. He sums up how I feel too
July 13th, 2014  
Bec
Wow what a unique find!!
July 13th, 2014  
@pistonbroke

Pete, you are very kind to make me feel a little less stupid!
July 13th, 2014  
How cool!!!! fab find and shot :)
July 13th, 2014  
This bird looks exhausted... Much like you, guessing from your story. Wonderful find! :)
July 14th, 2014  
What a fabulous place. Love this shot - FAV
July 14th, 2014  
I saw this on the pp and it made me smile, it is an awesome topiary, and then I read your commentary and I am sorry but I laughed. I am glad you made it in and I love your sense of humor!
July 14th, 2014  
@ukandie1

I guess in retrospect I can laugh at the experience but I was a tad scared when we thought we might just leave it and go off somewhere else and then realised that the car would be stuck in the car park without our tram ticket to lift the barrier!!!!
July 19th, 2014  
This is so wonderfully incredible. What a fav!
November 28th, 2014  
@amandal

Amanda, thank you. How did you find this shot so far back in my album?!
November 28th, 2014  
@quietpurplehaze I think I looked at your PP shots and this popped out to me:). So very cool.
November 28th, 2014  
@amandal

OK thank you, mystery solved - I was a little surprised this made PP - I think it was the unusual/funny effect!
November 28th, 2014  
@quietpurplehaze It is always so strange when people comment on buried older photos. I often ask, too.
November 28th, 2014  
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