Archive for February, 2009

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Paris

A beautiful evening.

A beautiful evening.

Highs & lows in the city of light.  We had two days while Jake was on school holiday.  Great city, of course, but we toured Le Musee de l’Armee, WWI & II wings, so it was more war. Closed our visit with a moment at the deportation memorial, at the tip of the isle de la cite, where 200,000 were deported by the Nazis during the occupation.   [Photos]

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Normandie

Lest we forget.

Lest we forget.

History field trip. Such chaos and so many lives lost on those beaches and fields. So many battlements, armaments and plans; their end was destruction. In the struggle to reorder events, the only order now visible is in the neat lines, columns and diagonals of the cemetaries.  [Photos]