So beautiful and so peaceful now; imagine that beach on June 6th, 1944, some 70 years ago, with “an invasion fleet from eight different navies, comprising 6,939 vessels: 1,213 warships, 4,126 landing craft of various types, 736 ancillary craft, and 864 merchant vessels. There were 195,700 naval personnel involved”. Their sacrifice shall be remembered. Sword... Continue Reading →
It’s funny how the French like to torture trees for the sake of geometry. Poor things. Versailles. February 2014.
I know I've done it already but there is no harm in sending you once more all my best wishes for the year to come with this night shot taken from the Cité Universitaire, a beautiful 1921-1935 Students' housing programme designed by the French government with the help from benefactors from the States (Rockefeller) and... Continue Reading →
The classic view of the medieval bridge. 14th century fortified bridge. August 2013 Reflections in the deep blue Lot river.
Cahors, Lot. August 2013. Click to enlarge One of the most beautiful medieval cities I have ever seen The view is from Mount Saint Cyr, a promontory a few hundred yards above the City, on the opposite side of the Lot river The colour of the River is just amazing. No tweaking, no tampering. Summer... Continue Reading →