In July 2011, Dianne and I returned from three fabulous years in China where Dianne was an administrator for Maple Leaf International Schools. To read about our China adventures, click WilsonsInChina. Dianne spent the next 4 years as an administrator in three elementary schools in B.C. In September, 2015 she officially retired. So what happens now? The nickname of this blog is ToBeContinued for a reason... ... full info
Lest we ForgetPoppies appear all over the place. Can't imagine seeing a whole field of them.
Wall ArtAn artist known as Monsieur BMX puts these partial bikes into the walls all over town. You can see him in action on YouTube!
Building ArtOn more than a few sides of buildings you can see paintings that are so real it is incredible. One is a mixture of real windows and paintings. We took a tour where the guide asked us to tell her how many windows were real. We all got different answers!
Graffiti or wall art?Not sure which this is. On a highway overpass all the columns were covered with "art". Better than the usual junk you see sprayed all over the place.
Odd bird at the ZooThe Zoo in Montpellier is free (except for the Amazon exhibit) and pretty good. We found the way this bird was sitting(?) to be fascinating.
SignageThe Zoo isn't the most level place in Montpellier and we really enjoyed their signs. And that isn't Dianne and me on the middle section!
BuddiesThese two rhinoceroses (I looked that up!) were almost inseparable while we were there.
Not buddiesThe dromedary was not a happy camper. He kept trying to bite the other guy who was probably baiting him. But he wasn't mad enough to actually get up and do anything about it.
GracefulThe giraffes are great to watch as they glide their way around the enclosure. And the enclosures are huge (and contain no predators)
Antigone fountainThis area just off the old city was redeveloped in the 1970s on some former military land. There are three "half" statues holding up the bowl of the fountain. We thought this guy looked like he just realized he forgot to wear his bathing suit.
New and Old. Quite a contrast. Makes you realize just how much restoration has been done in these old towns.
Interesting statueA médiathèque is a public institution functioning as a library, containing not only paper and electronic books, newspapers and magazines, but also multimedia materials like videos (movies, documentaries) and sound recordings (music, audio books). Who knew? Thanks Google.