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  • Another couple of Cranes
    Another couple of Cranes
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  • Another Crane
    Another Crane
    by balhannah
  • Gruyeres Crane
    Gruyeres Crane
    by balhannah

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    CRANE'S IN GUYERES

    by balhannah Updated Sep 11, 2011

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    Gruyeres Crane
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    Favorite thing: When walking around Gruyeres I noticed many depiction's of Crane's [ the Bird]
    Why? Because the Crane inspired the town to be named "Gruyeres"
    According to a legend, in 400 A.D., a crane was spotted on the hill inspiring people to name the town Gruyeres.

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    Cranes

    by Dabs Updated Aug 28, 2007

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    Cranes

    Favorite thing: The crane (the bird, not construction equipment!) inspired the name Gruyeres, the word for crane in French is "grue", and you will see lots of decoration in Gruyeres featuring cranes. I also saw a lot of crane decor at Chateau de Chillon near Montreux but not sure if there is a connection between the two.

    The 1st few cranes I saw here looked like emaciated chickens to me but I liked some of the more elegant cranes you found in the lamposts and signs throughout the village.

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    Cheese filled cat

    by Dabs Written Aug 28, 2007

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    Cheese filled cat

    Favorite thing: I think this cat ate way too much cheese, no matter what sounds we made it wouldn't look it and he does look rather well fed.

    Or maybe he only understands French?

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