Normandy after Paris

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July 8th 2006
Published: July 8th 2006
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Bonjour, notre fils et notre filles et tout les enfants. Aussi, bonjour nos amie's et nos ami's, The Paris we visited was different from our previous experience, where we stayed in a hotel near the Arc de Triumph and followed the museum trail. This time our apartment near St Germaine was in a narrow back street, behind huge wooden doors. We were about 8 steps up on a mezzanine floor and when we ... Read Full Entry

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Arromanches imageArromanches image
Arromanches image

In the last image you could still see in the distance the remnants of the harbour and this picture shows how it must have looked
Kylie, Tom and Bronwyn at ArromanchesKylie, Tom and Bronwyn at Arromanches
Kylie, Tom and Bronwyn at Arromanches

The five of us saw a 360 degree film in a special screening room that used amazing footage from the invasion to create a sense of involvement in the viewer.
The war cemetery at BayeuxThe war cemetery at Bayeux
The war cemetery at Bayeux

As moving as everyone had told us it would be. War cemeteries dot the land in Normandy. In Hermanville there is a cemetery with 1000 graves including three Australians.
Oustreham fish marketOustreham fish market
Oustreham fish market

The mussels were magnificent. We spent quite a bit of time here in the two weeks picking out our seafood to take home and cook.
Sara's gardenSara's garden
Sara's garden

Bronwyn and I collecting a good supply of cerises de les arbre fruitiers. We also had fresh fraises de le jardin. PS - Think I need to have some French lessons when I get home.
Monet's houseMonet's house
Monet's house

It was lovely to visit Giverny as Col and I had always wanted to go to Monet's garden. Bronwyn and I took lots of photo's!
The water lily pond as Monet saw it!The water lily pond as Monet saw it!
The water lily pond as Monet saw it!

My attempt to soften the focus and view the pond through his eyes!!
The garden at GivernyThe garden at Giverny
The garden at Giverny

Just one little corner
Two visitors to the gardenTwo visitors to the garden
Two visitors to the garden

I came across this pair amongst the day lilies.
Bronwyn Bronwyn

In the garden outside our house as she prepares to go off to Germany.
Our Normandy homeOur Normandy home
Our Normandy home

Sara and Patrice's lovely home became ours for two wonderful relaxing weeks.

9th July 2006

Nice to read you
Hello ! it's nice to have the latest news ! You've done quite a lot of interesting things. It's an excellent description of our area, and it's great you managed to have some friends with you. I'm glad to see you enjoyed the garden and the fruits. We wish you now a safe trip back home. Sara, Patrice, Eva and Yanis (who are enjoying a lot in Hervey Bay, and who will be very happy to see you again in a few months).

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