Posts Tagged ‘Pas-de-Calais

28
Nov
17

I See You

I See You

November 2017, Common Blackbird / Amsel, Jardin du Gouverneur, Arras

27
Nov
17

La Belle inutile

La Belle inutile

Because it was never attacked, this fortress was called “the useless beauty”. France, fortress and Unesco? It was built – of course – by Vauban.

November 2017, Citadelle d’Arras (link in German), Arras

27
Nov
17

Héros

Héros

Guess what we’re up to…

November 2017, La Place des Héros with townhall and belfry, Arras

15
Oct
10

In the Wind

In the Wind

June 2009, Cap Blanc Nez

10
Aug
09

Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay

Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay

June 2009, Calais

05
Aug
09

Yelling

Yelling

At first this seagull only seemed annoyed

June 2009, European Herring Gull / Silbermöwe, Calais

27
Jul
09

Annoyed

Annoyed

June 2009, European Herring Gull / Silbermöwe, Calais

06
Jul
09

Le Phare

Le Phare

June 2009, Phare de Calais Nord, Calais

05
Jul
09

The Hotel

The Hotel

June 2009, city hall, Calais

Not a special picture per se, but one that carries a childhood memory. When we went to France on a family vacation for the very first time, I had enough knowledge of the language to know what a Hôtel de Ville is. My mother didn’t. She just read “hotel” (which means the same in German as it does in English) and wondered about the french custom to commemorate a hotel on decorative plates and other souvenir stuff. I got a good laugh out of it at the time, but haven’t thought about that in over 20 years – until I got my first glimpse of the town hall as we drove into the city.




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