It is raining. That thin but persistent rain that Brittany and particularly Brest excels at all the year round. As a small proof that I am not imagining it, I took this picture at Brest railway station. It is indeed an umbrella vending machine. For the modest sum of 4 euros, you can buy a simple, telescopic umbrella to keep you dry during your dash from the ticket hall to the bus stops or taxi rank.