Bayeux: Tapestry and Cathedral

The city of Bayeux, in the province of Normandy, France, has three main tourist attractions. The first is a famous tapestry that tells the events surrounding the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy’s successful campaign to invade and take over England. William became king of England, later passing the throne to his […]

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FOTD: D-Day Garden Flowers

At Arromanches, Normandy, France, a garden, including flowers and sculptures, was created for the 75th anniversary of D-Day. These flowers constituted the “ground cover” of 1/2 of the garden. More of the garden: On the left side, are the flowers and remembrance. On the right is the stark reality of war, with obstacles, half-sunken ships, […]

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Caen’s Church of Saint-Pierre

(June 17, 2019) While in Caen, after touring the Chateau, we had lunch, then went to see the cathedral. Or at least, we THOUGHT it was the cathedral, but this is a mistake by tourists due to its size and soaring Gothic elements. It is actually called the Church of St. Peter (St. Pierre) and […]

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CFFC: Gardens

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge has the theme of nature; this week the topic is gardens. Partial view of my garden in late July – there may be a butterfly in there somewhere… In my neighborhood, kind of hidden, is this lovely pond and landscaped garden. In front of the main building at Chicago Botanic Gardens, […]

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Thursday Doors: Caen Chateau

(June 17, 2019) For Norm’s weekly feature, Thursday Doors, I am splitting our visit to Caen, France into two posts. We weren’t planning to visit Caen, but ended up spending half a day there because we had to get our rental car exchanged. Actually, Caen is a rather interesting city. After we took care of […]

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