One nice thing about the river cruises that I have taken in Europe is that they have a tour of each place you stop along the river, included in the price.
I shot this picture on our guided walk in Arles, France Arles is in the very southern part of the Province of Provence. By the way,they don't pronounce the "s" at the end ,and the way Arle comes out of their mouths...will not come out of mine.
I was lagging behind the group a bit (no surprise), and spied this window. I am thinking the cages on the shutters are for homing pigeons.....but I am not sure.
Did you know homing pigeons only fly one way...Home. So, it is kind of like the movie. E.T. Call Home. You take the bird with you, and if you need to send a message home, you attach a small note to a band around the pigeon's leg, and let it go. It will fly home. When they fly into their cages, a bell or buzzer goes off and the people in the house know they have a message. Sort of like a phone ringing. Of course there is food in the cage as a reward.
So, even if those aren't homing pigeon cages, I bet you have learned a little about them :) Janey
By the way, E.T. did not have a homing pigeon , but certainly could have used one.