In June this year we went to visit friends in Le Havre, which means “Haven” in French. The weather in Paris was cold and grotty and when we reached Normandy the sun was shining and it was very hot (that in itself was pretty unusual). My wife dropped me at the other end of town... Continue Reading →
I love Normandy. Yet, off-season over there is a bit of an all-year round thing. A wee bit like Summer in Scotland. Well, frankly, it’s hadly any better than Scotland, but it is a beautiful area too. So when we set foot in Orbec on July 14th, 2011 (Bastille Day), we weren’t really surprised that... Continue Reading →
Today’s photo challenge is “on the way”. As I founded my company early last year, I have been going through some sort of a tunnel of work for the past 18 months. Yet we have been able to take some time off to recharge the batteries, and we stayed for a while at our house... Continue Reading →
Last Friday’s photo challenge theme, to which I am reacting only now because I was away taking pictures in Berlin (soon to be published) is “enveloped”. A trifle mind-bogling that one I admit. So I went back to the dictionary and chose one of many entries i.e. this one: "to surround entirely”. Fishing nets certainly... Continue Reading →
As this week’s challenge is about the Orange colour I selected this picture taken on the beach in Riva Bella in Normandy (aka Sword Beach), n°1 in the landing beaches, the first one to be liberated in 1944. Fishermen use old tractors there, which they paint in garish colours. no tampering with the colours... Continue Reading →
Ouistreham - Sword Beach - August 2014. 70 years ago, young men from Britain, Canada and France died on that beach to preserve our freedom. Let them be remembered.