Last November we visited a town in Normandy, Gournay en Bray. Even the name sounds weathered. Above a derelict mansion. Must have been beautiful in the past. The old turnpike building. Not sure what the address would be: 3-8 I believe.An old weather-beaten shop. Not much is left in such towns which were flourishing in the late 19th century and were still OK until the late 50s. Ghost towns like these abound and things aren’t improving unfortunately. It’s time we change […]
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 Beach (Riva Bella). Normandy. April 2014.
The weather was bleak on that day. And I took pleasure in doing just what one should never do: i.e. split a landscape in 2. And it worked. I’m not unhappy with that shot. Normandy. Sword Beach (Riva Bella). Easter 2014.