Posts Tagged ‘Nord

23
Nov
18

Old School

Old School

They went old school with oildrums and barricades. If you haven’t heard about the gilets jaunes (“yellow vests” after the high visibility vests they are wearing), click on the link below. We were lucky during our vacation, there was one traffic jam on our way back from Nantes, but apart from that we never encountered any problems.

November 2018, Gilets jaunes protest near Cambrai

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06
Nov
18

Flames

Flames

November 2018, somewhere along the Autoroute des Anglais (A 26) near Cambrai

15
Nov
16

La Reine

La Reine

Vauban called the complex “la Reine des citadelles” (the queen of citadelles) and he should know. 😀 Unfortunately we didn’t know it wouldn’t be possible to actually visit the citadelle. As it is so often the case, the French military uses it. Stupid French military… can’t you at least offer guided tours? But that also explains why one of the best preserved works of Vauban is not listet as a World Heritage Site.

November 2016, Citadelle de Lille, Lille

14
Nov
16

When He Grows Up…

When He Grows Up...

… he wants to be a lighthouse. 😉

November 2016, Belfry, City Hall, Lille

14
Nov
16

A Night at the Opera

A Night at the Opera

November 2016, OpĂŠra de Lille, Lille

13
Nov
16

APAW 46/52 – Here I stand

APAW 46/52 – Here I stand

November 2016, Grand Place, Lille

10
Apr
13

Blue Collar Neighbourhood

Blue Collar Neighbourhood

April 2013, Valenciennes




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