France energy – washing machine, France 1, Musée maritime La Rochelle

France 1 was a meteorological ship that hung around in the Atlantic two and a half days out of La Rochelle. The crews’ quarters were just as 70s as the white goods…



… though the spindryer looked like my Mum’s when I was young (my Nana had a mangle; we still had one of those in the garage, too)…



… the engine room was resolutely 50s…



… and the bar through which you pass to leave (no gift shops here!) has another style again.


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Paul Hodson

Head of Unit "EnergyEfficiency" at European Commission, Directorate-General for Energy

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