24-Jul-2013 -- In 2009 I visited the international garden exhibition at the Castle of Chaumont-sur-Loire). During my trip to France in April 2013 I tried to revisit the yearly exhibition but due to the cold weather the opening was postponed so I was too early, see my visit to 47°N 0°. Two years ago I visited a concert of the Flemish singer/songwriter Willem Vermandere in Chaumont-le-Bois (47.925° N 4.579° E) and the nearby DCP 48°N 5° E. Only recently I realised both locations are named Chaumont and also I had not yet visited the three DCP’s in between.
This year, July 27, again a concert was given. I planned my own tour de France which turned out to be the hottest tour I have ever made: 39° C when I passed Tours and in general between 30° to 35° C in daytime reducing to about 25° in the night. This DCP is the first of 3 in a row.
The point is easy to find my car guided me to 170m from it. The DCP is in a large field with wheat, harvested just some hours before my arrival, the combine still resting in the field. This made the walk to the DCP very easy, but hot. The four photographs N,E,S,W shows the vastness of the agricultural area.
Note the electricity pylon and the small cloud to the right of it at the right edge of the south looking image.
A high-pressure water jet
cleans the pylon. The man on the pylon is secured and in addition the power lines are short-circuited to the pylon by temporary connections. A second man is on the ground.
My ubiquitous collection of flowers shows typical side-of-the-road vegetation.
Into the car, cooling down by the air-conditioning and up to 47°N 3°E.