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!
posted July 11th, 2014  
Isn't that fantastic? or should I say fantastique?
posted July 11th, 2014  
Awesome!
posted July 11th, 2014  
Such a clever and creative "bird hedge sculpture."
You don't see this every day!
posted 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!
posted July 11th, 2014  
It looks as if it was worth all the trouble, it's an amazing piece of work, great capture
posted July 11th, 2014  
i want one of these for my garden
posted July 11th, 2014  
Fav!! I LOVE him!! Glad you managed to get to him...
posted July 11th, 2014  
Brilliant! Such an imaginative creation!
posted July 11th, 2014  
Awesome! FAV!
posted 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.
posted 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!)
posted July 11th, 2014  
Love it...Fav
posted July 11th, 2014  
Fantastic ... love it..
posted July 11th, 2014  
what a cutie. I hope you headed for the refreshment room after your difficulty
posted July 11th, 2014  
This is great what a creative idea
posted July 11th, 2014  
Ha ha, great fun :-)
posted July 11th, 2014  
This is so cute, I hate ticket machines always make me feel like an idiot
posted July 11th, 2014  
Brilliant! Just a great fun shot.
posted July 11th, 2014  
Great!!
posted July 11th, 2014  
This is just to cute for words!
posted July 11th, 2014  
What a fantastic find!
posted July 11th, 2014  
Absolutely adorable. Great creation. FAV
posted July 11th, 2014  
Wow, this is so cool. Such a fun shot.
posted July 11th, 2014  
Such a great and fun capture!
posted July 11th, 2014  
I love this very funny
posted July 11th, 2014  
HAHAH this is too good!!! What a story :) FAV
posted July 11th, 2014  
Cute.
posted July 11th, 2014  
Ha ha that's brilliant Hazel, I definitely know that feeling!
posted July 11th, 2014  
Great find and capture fav!
posted July 11th, 2014  
A brilliant find of fun topiary.
posted July 12th, 2014  
Oh dear, no wonder you felt like this chap. What a great find though. Brilliant. Definitely a fav.
posted July 12th, 2014  
I think I would have resorted to jumping the barriers hahaha - this is brilliant - fav!
posted July 12th, 2014  
Love Love Love It !!!! fav
posted July 12th, 2014  
Fantastic picture. Congratulations on making the Trending Page and PP. Well deserved.
posted July 12th, 2014  
Great photo. I just love the bird sculpture!
posted July 12th, 2014  
Wow...that is an amazing garden sculpture! Excellent shot.
posted July 12th, 2014  
Wow, what a great topiary!!
posted July 12th, 2014  
Super fun, love the shot, thanks for sharing.
posted July 12th, 2014  
This is awesome - what a great shot! So glad you got the ticket situation worked out!
posted 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....................
posted July 12th, 2014  
😍fav😍
posted July 12th, 2014  
Wow awesome.
posted July 12th, 2014  
ha!Wonderful pov!Thanks for sharing this!fav!
posted July 12th, 2014  
@quietpurplehaze That sounds mighty suspicious to me, keep a record. Cx
posted July 12th, 2014  
@claireuk

thanks.
posted 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!
posted July 12th, 2014  
hahahahahahahahhah. Hahahahahah
posted July 12th, 2014  
What a cool find and fun shot. Whoever trimmed it is very creative.
posted July 13th, 2014  
Fave, this guy is gorgeous!
posted July 13th, 2014  
I love him! Great find!
posted July 13th, 2014  
This is so amusing. He sums up how I feel too
posted July 13th, 2014  
Bec
Wow what a unique find!!
posted July 13th, 2014  
@pistonbroke

Pete, you are very kind to make me feel a little less stupid!
posted July 13th, 2014  
How cool!!!! fab find and shot :)
posted July 13th, 2014  
This bird looks exhausted... Much like you, guessing from your story. Wonderful find! :)
posted July 14th, 2014  
What a fabulous place. Love this shot - FAV
posted 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!
posted 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!!!!
posted July 19th, 2014  
This is so wonderfully incredible. What a fav!
posted November 28th, 2014  
@amandal

Amanda, thank you. How did you find this shot so far back in my album?!
posted November 28th, 2014  
@quietpurplehaze I think I looked at your PP shots and this popped out to me:). So very cool.
posted 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!
posted November 28th, 2014  
@quietpurplehaze It is always so strange when people comment on buried older photos. I often ask, too.
posted November 28th, 2014  
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