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    And even closer to home for me, Yves, our beautiful Norman Norwich Cathedral is faced with Caen Stone.
    Ivy

    "To thine own self be true.......
    Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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      That's true Ivy.Sorry,I forgot it.

    A short roundtrip to Bayeux for my job

    The cathedral


    Cabinet maker sign



    Luce shop



    Tapestry shop (we are in Bayeux,aren't we!)

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      About the previous pictures of cranes:
      Vue du port de Caen.
      Louis Edouard Garrigo.

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        You know my interest in Bayeux, Yves, but though I stared at your beautiful photograph of the cathedral willing a little gleam of memory to illuminate it, nothing came. However, I know we would have gone over every inch of it during our schoolgirl visit.
        I do like that painting - lucky that you came across it for it's surely an unusual subject. I delight in that vigorous style. A quick Google came up with http://www.invaluable.com/features/v...Ref=9nrqoude1u which showed a few more of this artist, and scrolling down the page there are more paintings in the same lively style. The blue car appears in another site somewhere, too!
        Still on artists, when I Wiki'd the cathedral in an attempt to see something I recognised, (failed again......) one photograph showed a drawing of a sculpture on a house wall on the north side of the cathedral. I was surprised to see that the artist was John Sell Cotman, one of the Norwich School which existed at the turn of the 18th/19th centuries. I like his watercolours a great deal, they have a most distinctive style, and look what I have just found http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Etretat_Normandy.jpg
        Ivy

        "To thine own self be true.......
        Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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          A day in Paris last week to see the exhibition of Serge Poliakoff (Moscou 1900-Paris 1969)





          A dress by Yves Saint Laurent from a Poliakoff's design.



          And near the museum:

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            The beach of Saint Aubin sur Mer Today.




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              Originally posted by yvneac View Post
              The beach of Saint Aubin sur Mer Today.


              Yvneac, do you know, is this Juno/Nan or Sword/Oboe?

              I know that the boundary was about here but I haven't got access to my reference book right now.
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              Harald Jarl, Honningsvag to Svolvaer, Summer 1985.
              Deck plan geek.
              The first 5 days after the weekend are the toughest.

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                Welcome on the DDay beaches Clipper.
                Saint Aubin was in the secteur Juno,Red nan.The 7th and 8th canadian brigades landed there.

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                • yvneac
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                  More about the beaches on www.normandiememoire.com in french as well as in english.

                • Clipper
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                  Thanks Yvneac - so this is "Juno/Nan/Red".

                  I guess that "Sword/Oboe/Green" starts somewhere in the distance, maybe just out of sight?

                Don't remember if I have already posted photos of the Val de Saire,in Cotentin peninsula.I don't think so.Then here are some.

                Saint Vaast La Hougue.










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                  Saint Marcouf islands in the background.


                  The fort of Saint Vaast.



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                    On the hill.


                    From the hill, Tatihou island with its tower.


                    La chapelle de la Mer.


                    Barfleur.

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                      Resisting the urge to make #174/4 into a caption competition, I must say I love the colour of those nets in #174/2
                      ...and that Martello-Tower-like fort with extra turret - or is the actual fort the bit further in the sea in #175/2? Anyway, that last photo of Barfleur is so fresh and clear I can smell the sea, and am now fancying some fish for lunch!

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                        Fist time I try to post a video from youtube to CVF.Don't know if it will suceed.
                        Please tell me if you can't get it.
                         
                        Last edited by yvneac; April 17th, 2014, 14:27.

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                        • Seagull
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                          Yes it works Yves! ...and very nice too!

                        • yvneac
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                          Thank you for your answer Cecilia.

                        I tried to post a youtube video.It doesn't appear in the collumn last activiy.Does it mean I made AGAIN a false manoeuver???

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                          Are you trying to post a second video, Yves? I shouldn't worry about whether or not it appears in the last activity column, that soon rolls off the pages anyway. That video in #178 is a delightful compilation.
                          Ivy

                          "To thine own self be true.......
                          Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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                          • yvneac
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                            No Ivy.Only one video...for the moment.
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