One of the figureheads is a busty woman:
The other is a goat:
I love how they've even got the rolling waves portrayed and the fish.
I've finally seen evidence of the Tour de France coming into town. On Thursday I saw a guy wearing Team CSC Crew clothes carrying a clipboard down near the Place de Concorde and yesterday all the barricades were up. Plus the grandstand set up for Bastille Day is still there. By the way, completely forgot to tell you that Bastille Day was utterly quiet here. We didn't go out to see the parade or fireworks and didn't hear them at all. Not even kids setting off firecrackers in the streets.
I've got friends visiting, so you may not see much from me for the next week. Not quite sure what we're going to be doing, although 70% chance of rain today and tomorrow is not enticing.