Too hot to do anything. By ten o'clock the heat haze dancing on the lane. At one end of the Place de la Republique the municipal workmen have installed a 'shade sculpture' . Despite its grandiose name this turns out to be nothing more than a series of white linen sails suspended from the guttering of the nearby houses . While he waits for his coffee Angus wonders how long the 'shade sculpture' will last in a Pyrenean thunderstorm.