This wrought iron piece of art was once a highway directional sign in France. I like it for three reasons: its resemblance to a Spanish cross, the sunburst center and its black finish, which reminds me of the wrought iron balcony grillwork in Seville. I first saw it at the brocante at Bastille last November, but the price was too high. Last week at Chatou, I saw the dealer, who offered me a deep discount. The piece now hangs on the wall of our dining room.
I was tagged by Autrice for a birthday meme:
1. Go to Wikipedia and type in your birthday, month and day only.
2. List 3 events that occurred on that day.
1813 - The U.S. defeats the British fleet at the Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812
1977 - Last execution by guillotine at Baumettes Prison, Marseille, France
1951 - United Kingdom begins economic boycott of Iran
3. List 2 important birthdays.
1638 - Maria Theresa of Spain, Queen of Louis XIV of France
1934 - Charles Kuralt, American journalist
4. List 1 death.
1197 - Henry II of Champagne, France
5. List a holiday or observance. (if any)
National Day in Gibraltar
6. Tag 5 other bloggers.
I know you're busy, but won't you play along?