Art in the countryside

The Musée Condé portal at Chateau de Chantilly.
Located about 50 km north of Paris, besides the museum.
In addition, the castle houses a huge equestrian center.
The art collection is said to be the largest next to the Louvre in France.

As usual inspired by “Restlessjo” and her “Monday walk” themes.

Reklamer

Remembrance of partnership

Dancing in the streets too, all the events are due 75 years since D-Day.

As usual inspired by “Restlessjo” and her “Monday walk” themes.

US rangers climbs the cliffs of Normandy in France
to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day.
The same way as the it happen in 1944.
This time without hostile fire and probably better developed equipment.
The old boys who took the real trip up in the 40s,
however nodded admiringly as they saw the young climb up.

 

Back to the Normandy

Once just a small harbour, drying out at low tide,
the first pier at Diélette was bult in 1731 by the Marquis de Flamanville.
A few decades later, the port shipped the highest tonnage in the Manche département
all thanks to the famous granite quarries in the region.
The stone, highly demanded by manufacturers,
was used in 1837 to pave the Place de la Concorde in Paris.

As usual inspired by “Restlessjo” and her “Monday walk” themes.

A gateway to / from the channel island of Alderney too.

Abandoned battlefield

The English Channel Islands have always been strategically important.
Every time there have been strife in the area, they have a role to play.
Therefore, there are old fortifications there,
now more tourist attractions than battlefields.

However, the seagulls believe they are important actors and seek attention.

As usual inspired by “Restlessjo” and her “Monday walk” themes.

Outing in the backdrop

Parked the sailboat near the beach at Yport.
The locals pull their small boats up on the beach.
Then cycled a little into the hinterland on rented bikes.
There are many charming villages in the area.
Veules-les-Roses is one of them, picturesque mood.

There are many old water mills in the villages,
as soon as there is running water on the way to the sea.

As usual inspired by “Restlessjo” and her “Monday walk” themes.