Thursday, March 11, 2010

Do You Know The Way?

These little signs are at the triple intersection in the Forêt de Choussy. The St.-Aignan sign is the standard modern directional sign; the St.-Romain sign looks to be much older.

These are the signs you see coming south from the town of Choussy.

The intersection forms a triangle in the woods. But the paved roads are not the only roads that come together here. There are also the forest roads, basically dirt paths wide enough for a car, that radiate through the woods from here. They provide access for logging and hunting.

One leg of the intersection looking south toward St.-Aignan.

The view below is a screen capture of the satellite image of the forest from Google Maps. You can see the town of Choussy at the top of the image. The yellow arrow points to the triangular intersection where I took these pictures.

La Forêt de Choussy.


  1. Very cool. Reminds me of a trip I took with my au pair family at Easter time :)


  2. Walt,
    I'm going to spare you a lyric comment this time. I really hate that song but really like the foret pics.
    I have been to San Jose though and if you go down the coast from SF and then left up thru the hills to SJ you ride thru some nice forests. Almost got knocked off my bike by a deer bounding across the road.

  3. I can't look at these lovely pictures without thinking of the Robert Frost poem "The road not taken."

  4. Callie told me she wants you to take her for a long walk in the woods on a day that there are no hunters out.

  5. Interesting to see your photos in the context of the larger map. How cool to have that sort of resource available now.

  6. That poor old St. Romain sign looks like it's going to need some upkeep very soon.

  7. I, too, thought of Frost, but the one that says "Whose woods these are, I think I know/His house is in the village though . . ."

  8. Why is the stop sign in English?

  9. Interesting. So unlike the urban jungle in which I live.


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