Where Do Babies Come From?

© Jean B. Hall

Where Do Babies Come From?

Uploaded: October 23, 2008

Description

Must be the Alsace region of France, which has adopted the stork as its symbol – and considers it a sign of happiness and fidelity!

Having a stork build a nest on your roof or chimney is said to bring good luck, and many homeowners encourage nesting by placing wagon wheels atop their homes. Storks are also believed to protect buildings from fire (even though 3% of nestlings die from lightning strikes). And legend has it that a child wanting a sibling can attract the stork by placing sugar cubes on an outside window sill.

Here in the marketplace around the Strasbourg Cathedral, a veritable brigade of plush baby-bringers waits to be taken home to previously delivered bundles of joy.



Comments

Stefania Barbier level-addict October 23, 2008

lol fantastic title and capture! #1022076

Jean B. Hall October 23, 2008

Thanks so much, Stefania. This shot was just irresistible! #6650292

Daniella Puente October 24, 2008

I have heard that the story comes from France also :) beautiful capture! #6653561

John Connolly October 24, 2008

What a wonderful collection you have captured here Jean, a great story and image! #6653858

Jean B. Hall October 24, 2008

Thank you very much, Daniella and John. Hearing from you makes my day brighter! #6655706

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