Photographer's Note

A collection of bad pictures, I know, because they were all taken en passant, as the French say, but hear me out because the story behind "the white van" is pretty funny.

Every day on the way to work up the N16 between Creil and Clermont we passed this white van and came to the conclusion it must be an unmarked police radar speed-trap. From then on we made sure we slowed down until we heard that the van does not actually belong to the police - but to a local prostitute !

Clients pull up in their cars (sometimes there are even people waiting for the previous client to finish) and then I suppose they do the deed in the back of the van !!!

Passing this van every day on the work was quite reassuring, an unchanging contant that became part of my daily life, so I was quite upset(!) to learn last month that the van was burnt out !

But the prostitute now has a new van. A blue one.


As a few of you noticed, yes, the first picture is taken from the other side of the road. The white van is the little blurry blob in the middle - I think !

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