Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Bois du nord et du pays, Etauliers

To conclude, temporarily, this series of ghost signs found along the former Nationale 137 in southwestern France, here is one I had missed last year but was able to photograph last week. It can be found on what was certainly the workshop of wood merchant Marcel Dupuy.

Dupuy sold wood (bois) produced both locally (du pays) and further north (du nord). It can be assumed that 'north' referred not so much to northern France but to Scandinavia, a region with a strong wood industry. Sweden in particular began developing its timber and wood industry in the 19th century. Since then the sector has been a major source of export earnings.

Bois du nord
et du pays
Marcel Dupuy

Location: D 137, Etauliers, Gironde / Pictures taken in April 2013

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