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A COW WITH A VIEW
near St-Georges-de-Windsor, Quebec, Canada

Photographed by Geneviève Lauzière of Eastern Townships, Quebec
Cow Observation Deck
Geneviève Lauzière

Geneviève Lauzière reports: Despite its extremely long name, St-Georges-de-Windsor is a tiny village nestled in the Appalachian Mountains about thirty minutes north of Sherbrooke and two-and-a-half hours south of Quebec City. Instead of building a conventional observation tower, the nearby towns decided to ask Mrs. Josée Perreault, a local artist, to create an original project. They wanted a platform that would fit in a rural environment such as St-Georges but would be an attraction in itself. The base of the platform consists of huge painted boulders that represent a cow lying in a field. The rest area is located on a hill which is apparently the highest point in the area. When the sky is clear, you can have a 360-degree view of the Eastern Townships. Needless to say, it is a very popular spot among astronomy observers, both professional and amateur.

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Cow Observation Deck
Geneviève Lauzière

Photographed by Geneviève Lauzière
October 22, 2005
Posted on RoadTrip America 1/06



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