Lorraine Tourist Traps

  • Abbaye de Prémontrés seen from the ancient bridge.
    Abbaye de Prémontrés seen from the...
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  • Close up of the roof of the abbey.
    Close up of the roof of the abbey.
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  • The facade of the church at the abbey.
    The facade of the church at the abbey.
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Lorraine Tourist Traps

  • A diabolic jail, end...

    Later in the season, the cuckoopint makes shining green and then red fruits when ripe.Dangerous ones especially for young children drawn by the colour and expecting a sweet taste…Never let them eat it!Here is a link to the French emergency poisons units:Centres anti-poisons

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  • A diabolic jail...

    Scientific name: Arum maculatum. Comes from the name the ancient Greeks used to call it: Arôn. Maculatum means spotted.English: Lords-and-ladies, or cuckoopint French: Gouet or Pied-de-veau… and many local names. Some of them full of imagery: “Vit de prêtre”, “Membre d’évêque”, “Vit de chien” (priest’s, bishop’s or dog’s “member”) but also...

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  • A diabolic jail, 3...

    But the cuckoopint is not that bad and can show gratitude: after long minutes, the gate finally opens, the insect can fly away… and because a fly is not especially clever but always thirsty, it directly goes to the closest bar: another lords-and-ladies where it’s immediately trapped again…Panic again.Moving again around the spheric receptacle… The...

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  • A diabolic jail, 2...

    Actually, a fly can’t resist…It comes and lands on the stinking spadix, sucks it. The most it goes down, the strongest the taste…The insect finally reaches the narrowing at the spadix bottom, meets a fence of hair, forces it to enter the spheric receptacle, where stands the cluster of tiny male (up, dark brown) and female (bottom, yellow) flowers....

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