At Omaha Beach. Wouldn't know now that this beach once ran red with blood when the allies landed in WW II. But it is a place to stop and imagine what it was like.
15th Aug 2008, 12:58
The American Cemetery at Colleville sur Mer, one of the sites for the Normandy landing. I wasn't quite sure what to expect - and I didn't expect to be scanned at the visitors centre - but the museum was surprisingly interesting and the cemetery was rather calm and beautiful.
14th Aug 2008, 17:15
In the first two - this guy stood for some time at the top and then sat for a while. I don't think he jumped. A lot of the kids seemed to have no fear at all.
13th Aug 2008, 19:36
Mont St Michel.
11th Aug 2008, 14:24
Photo Comp. on Saturday with Moblog teams. It rained. It poured. But it didn't dampen any spirits. A good time. Thanks all.
no. 1 - Minkey and Harimanjaro under supervision
no. 2 - patriotic panchos.
no. 3 - Queserasara and Sprocket
no. 4 - Lisa (?), Hward and Nige
no. 5 - what is the record for the most people squeezed into a phone box?
10th Aug 2008, 21:05
Forced to abandon our cars. They're useless now. We set out on a pilgrimage to a thousand year old sacred site, passing burning pyres on the roads. There is an air of resignation.
(real story - hunters protesting the restrictions on the hunting season form a blockade on the causeway to the Mont St Michel. No one can drive in or out. Gendarmes tell us if we want to go, park where ever we can and walk. It was all rather pleasant really just a little apocalyptic in appearance).
8th Aug 2008, 11:00
Honfleur - so much Frenchness distilled into a wee town. Gorgeous weather and lovely place for an aimless stroll.
Pic 2 - La Maison Satie. Dedicated to Erik Satie. One of the coolest museums I have ever visited.
Pic 3 - harbour. Word is that restaurants buy their fish straight off the boats ready to serve up.
Pic 4 - on the most boring boat tour ever (views of the industrial zone), the highlight was this group of boys who got our attention by pulling their shorts down to their knees and jumping into the harbour. The lowlight? Not tuned into French enough to realise that the chorus of exclaiming voices were aimed at me as the low bridge was about to brain me.
Pic 5 - Merry Go Rounds!
Pic 6 - roasting in the sun. Lunch.
7th Aug 2008, 14:34
St Catherine's in Honfleur. Beautiful.
7th Aug 2008, 13:43