Saturday, March 7, 2009

Monumental Exhibitions

The Canadian Museum at Normandy. This museam exhibited artifacts depicting Canadian involvement in WWII. The main displays were organized chronologically along a curved hallway with one side showing what was going on in Europe, while the other side showed what people on the "home front" were doing to support the war effort from Canada. It was very well thought out and ended up being one of my favorite museums. The entire museum is funded by donations, and it not affiliated with the Canadian government.

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Friday, March 6, 2009

Sacred Resting Place

A tombstone in a little cemetery in Dover, England (if I remember correctly... man, I can see how GPS tagging could be a good thing). The whole cemetery was overgrown with wonderful green moss and greenery.

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Thursday, March 5, 2009

On Tap

Ypres, Belgium has an amazing World War I museum which I thoroughly enjoyed. I have posted several pictures from the museum in the past, and will probably post more in the future. Attached to the museum is a wonderful cafe, with lots of chrome and glass tables and chairs. It was quite picturesque.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Gates of the Kingdom

This is the main gate into Le Mont-Saint-Michel. I will be posting more pictures of this monastery/castle in the future, as it is such an amazing place. It is built out on a small island off the coast of France, near Normandy. In old days it was an island, and a causeway was built to connect it to the mainland. Eventually the area around the causeway was filled with sediment which now forms a land-bridge.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Stealing Smiles

While walking over the Thames in London I saw this beauty smile for a picture and thought I would steal one of my own. :)

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