Friday Photo: Cathedral – Mont Saint-Michel

Friday Photo: Cathedral - Mont Saint-Michel

It was a not so gorgeous morning but it was lovely finally ticking off one of those random bucket list items I had to go and visit Mount Saint Michel in France.  It is like a dream place a place that (formerly) becomes an island several times of the day.  We nearly had a tour to ourselves as we were the only two who showed up for the English tour … [Read more...]

Friday Photo: Arromanches-les-Bains, France

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This is a beautiful little town on the coast off Normandy that I knew so little about before having visited here.  This is the town of Arromanches where much of the landing of the D-Day invasion was centered around.  I found it particularly fascinating with the museum here about the harbors they had built quickly after the invasion to … [Read more...]

Friday Photo: Omaha Beach

Omaha Beach -- Normandy, France

There is something about this place as you stand there gazing out at the ocean and behind you to the cliffs.  It's hard to truly imagine that this is the scene of one of bloodiest D-Day Assaults.  I mean you know the stories and such but it is truly astonishing to think about the men who stormed the beach that day. … [Read more...]

Friday Photo: Mont Saint-Michel

Mont St-Michel, France

It was like a dream place as I was driving towards Mont St-Michel.  It was off in the distance as the road slowly winded closer.  We figured we'd get there early in the day hoping to beat the crowds. I wanted to include a France Photo for Bastille Day yesterday... … [Read more...]

Friday Photo: Guns on the cliff…

Point du Hoc -- Normandy, France

I have always been fascinated with World War 2, and Normandy in particular.  I thought I knew quite a bit about Normandy but you realize how little you know until you go there.  Point du Hoc was one of the most impressive places I have yet to see, and less so for the ruins but the story about the ruins and the men who fought there.  The story of … [Read more...]