23 July 2020

Guétali in Meillonnas (Ain (01))

This pavilion is usually found not in France but on the island of Réunion in the Pacific. It's a guétali, which in creole means 'Regarde-le' ('Look at it' (or him)). It used to stand elsewhere in the village but was moved as it was disturbing traffic. What seems to be missing here is what this structure, which allows people to see out without others seeing in, is doing in Meillonnas.

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