St Michael’s Mount. Normandy. April 2014
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 →
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.
Lebanon Cedars are numerous in France. The first Lebanon Cedar was brought to Britain in 1630, France lagged behind and only caught up - literally - with the Joneses in 1764. There is no end to competition between those two countries, in any area. Well, anyway, the result is this: century old Cedar trees like... Continue Reading →
The Cloister at Mont St Michel in Normandy is made of a multitude of small thin polished columns sculpted out of English granite. The perspective of its columns and arches can be arranged into endless geometrical patterns. Here are a few examples. April 2014. Saint Michael’s Mount (Normandy).