Classic Table Lamp Style

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We were casually strolling through Avignon in southern France, and we came upon an antique shop.  One of the women that was in our group, asked me to photograph this lamp.  She wanted one for her gite (vacation rental property) that she owned.  Her husband was a handy woodworker and could replicate the style without paying antique prices.

This lamp, she explained, has Greek influences along with neo-classic patterns from the Victorian times.  Before she explained all of this, it was just an ordinary lamp.  After the explanation, I really like this style and I thought that I would profile it here for your edification.  And about the song "Sur le pont d'Avignon" -- forget about it.  The bridge in Avignon is severely underwhelming.  It doesn't even go all the way across the river.

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