It was great fun to wander around and photograph the inside of the Bayeux Cathedral. The most intriguing thing I discovered inside was that someone had glued Scrabble tiles onto the back wall of the cathedral (see last photo). Written in French, was the message “Le Futur Commence”, which in English translates to “The Future […]
These photos were shot in Arromanches, a town in Normandy, France. The number 6 on the building refers to June 6, 1944 — D-Day. Arromanches, or Gold Beach as it was known in World War II, was one of the two Normandy beaches where the British landed. The last photo in this post features one […]
I only spent one night in Caen and had very little time to explore the city and take photographs. Caen is fairly modern as 70% of the city was destroyed by Allied bombing in World War II.
These photos are from the Église Saint-Jacques in Dieppe, France. The construction of this church began sometime in the 12th century. You can supposedly trace the history of gothic architecture over four centuries as this church wasn’t finished until the 16th century. As you can see in the photos, the Église Saint-Jacques is in need […]
Here are two more photos of a fellow passenger aboard a river cruise, this time in Paris. I was on a sightseeing cruise on the Seine when I noticed a woman wearing a lavender hat taking a selfie and snapped a few photos myself.
This beachfront house in Bernières-sur-Mer, France is the home of Hervé & Nicole Hoffer. Known as ‘Canada House’, it was originally owned by Hervé’s grandfather and was the first house liberated on D-Day by the Allies. Over the years, Hervé has turned his home into a museum and shrine to the members of the Queen’s […]
These photos were shot in Bayeux, a town in Normandy, France. I spent a few nights in Bayeux, using it as a home base to explore many of the surrounding towns and WWII battlefields. I even had the opportunity to wander freely inside the Bayeux Cathedral, which was consecrated in 1077 by William the Conqueror’s […]
These were all taken around Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris a few years ago before the devastating fire.
I shot these photos of flowers outside Église Saint-Julien in the commune of Le Mesnil-Patry in Normandy, France.
I photographed these cows just outside Authie in Normandy. That big cow wasn’t too happy that I was photographing the calfs.
These photos are all from Caen Castle, or the Château de Caen as it is known in French. The castle and surrounding grounds were originally built by William the Conqueror before he left to conquer England. Today, the castle grounds are home to many buildings including the Musée de Normandie and Le Mancel Restaurant du […]
With the recently announced return of LomoChrome Turquoise, I thought I might post a few photos and share my thoughts on this color-shifting emulsion. Of all Lomography films, this one has the wildest color palette. This is not a film for the faint of heart. If you prefer natural or even saturated colors, you will […]
These photos are of the Vimy Memorial, Canada’s monument to the 60,000 Canadian soldiers who gave their lives in France and to all those who served in World War I. The memorial sits on Vimy Ridge which Canadian soldiers captured at great cost. The scale of the memorial is amazing. Two towers of white limestone, […]
These photographs are from the Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery at Cintheaux in Normandy, France. In 2015 I attended a memorial ceremony here in honour of the Canadians who fought and died during the Battle of Normandy. The first two photos show the many attendees including a few visiting dignitaries. If you look in the background […]
In 2015, I went to France on a World War I & II history tour. We visited many of the Canadian, British and American battelfields in Normandy. These photos were taken at Pointe du Hoc, which is the highlest point of land between Utah Beach to the west and Omaha Beach to the east. On […]
I shot these photos in 2015 while on a tour of Canadian World War II battlefields in France. These are from Arromanches in Normandy. Arromanches is the location of Gold Beach where the British landed on D-Day and built a Mulberry harbour out of huge concrete caissons, many of which can still be seen off […]
It’s sad to think about the destruction and loss of history caused by the Notre Dame fire. I was fortunate enough to have visited Notre Dame a few years back and snap some photos. I even got to go inside but I didn’t really see much. There were too many tourists and since it was […]
These are from the Juno Beach Centre in Courseulles-sur-Mer, France. The statue is called Remembrance and Renewal and is a memorial to the Canadian soldiers who stormed Juno Beach on D-Day and fought in World War II.