07 September 2009

Jacks

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Concrete shapes in water. A sort of 'break-water' I suppose. We are in the Saint Martin Gardens on le rocher looking down on a tiny corner of Fontvieille harbour.

They remind me of a bunch of 'jacks' - although jacks are made of metal and not quite the same shape. Remember the game of jacks?

10 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I suppose this was done for environmental rather than artistic purposes. It reminds me of a water feature in the gardens at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. They created a stream that flows down a hill with a path that zig zags across the stream, and at each little bridge across the stream they have used different types of rocks and a different stream bed to change the sound of the stream.

B SQUARED said...

I was never sure how to play Jacks. I'm still not. Are they still around?

Bibi said...

It DOES look as if some giant had been playing a game of jacks...

Paulo Camacho said...

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Sharon said...

They do look like jacks.

glenda said...

Yes, I do remember the game of jacks. Many hours were spent at this game as a child. Do they reuse these I wonder?

Dusty Lens said...

I remember the game of jacks well. I stepped on a few bare foot as a child. Quite an orderly and tidy looking break-water.

Gail's Man said...

Looks a bit like the Giants Causeway in Ireland. I wonder who designed the molds for these?

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

i love the first shot. and yes, I played jacks as a kid.

nathalie in avignon said...

The French name for jacks is "osselets", which means little bones.
Of course I played those at school...

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