At 4:30pm each day, the two American flags which fly over the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial are lowered.
On a cold, overcast day, the light playing over the mud flats surrounding Mont St Michel illuminates a simple, but subtly beautiful landscape.
The cloister garden of the Mont Saint Michel Abbey is closed on four sides by these walls of arches, but open to the skies.
Apologies to anyone who has had difficulties seeing the pictures the last couple of days, and thanks to everyone who let me know. The problem should be fixed now, at least for all new posts. Don’t you just love I.T.?
The American Cemetery in Normandy, France, is the final resting place for 9,387 American soldiers; the Walls of the Missing are inscribed with a further 1,557 names.
I was flicking through one of my old catalogs when I stumbled across this image from a Bed-and-Breakfast in Bayeux. I hadn’t given it a second glance when I first sorted the pictures from this trip – I guess this is why it pays to look at things with fresh eyes sometimes.
Incidentally, this was the B&B was that cemented my dislike of B&Bs. I’d always disliked the feeling of staying in someone else’s home, but the gentleman running this place took such pains to point out – at great length – all the valuable antiques in the room (including the chair in this picture) that I spent the entire stay too terrified to relax in my room in case I broke something. Still, at least they made for a nice picture!
2011 is fast approaching here in Australia. On one of the noisiest nights of the year, I thought it appropriate to post a quiet and reflective picture, since the crowd outside my window is anything but!
I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who’s read and commented on Journey Photographic since its inception. It’s been a great six months or so – here’s to many more! I hope everyone has a happy new year, and a safe and successful 2011.