Raft on The Pond

Year of realization : 2011
Wood used : Pear tree. The frame is in locust tree (acacia)
Dimensions : Width 116 cms / Height 142 cms 

Simply a childhood memory. A walk in raft on the pond of Beaumont between Bloye and Saint Félix in Haute-Savoie (France). A time when farmers harvested the "blache", used mainly for the litter of animals (photo n°2). In spring and in autumn, the pond had the aspect of a lake and incited to the journey...

A peculiarity of the evolution in rural areas : in a time when nobody spoke of tourism, the circuit around ponds was free of access, pathways were opened. Since we pride ourself on rehabilitating the site, on developing the tourism, the access on a big portion of the circuit is closed...

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