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This year marks the 80th Anniversary of the D-Day landings. To commemorate the occasion I am taking part in the ‘Race the Distance ‘ 50 mile virtual walk along the beaches of Normandy where the landings took place.
The D-Day landings of 6 June 1944 was the largest seaborne invasion in history. Along with the associated [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on May 6th 2024

Saint-Omer – September 2008

Saint-Omer is a commune in France.
It is a commune and sub-prefecture of the Pas-de-Calais department 68 km (42 mi) west-northwest of Lille on the railway to Calais. The town is named after Saint Audomar, who brought Christianity to the area.
The canalised portion of the river Aa begins at Saint-Omer, reaching the North Sea at Gravelines in northern France. Below its walls, the Aa connects [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jun 20th 2015

The recent Google Doodle celebrating the 200th anniversary of the architect who renovated the walled city of Carcassonne brought back happy memories of my visit there in 2012.
From the Telegraph regarding the man and his anniversary:

Eugene Viollet-le-Duc, the architect known for his distinctive restoration work on medieval buildings, has been celebrated with a Google doodle.
The [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Jan 30th 2014

There are quite a few suitable photos from my recent holiday, but I had better not jump right into the middle of my vacation. I will stick with the plane theme.
More ‘Down Below’ can be found in the gallery.

8 Comments CherryPie on Jul 27th 2013

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