Tag Archives: France

Carcassonne in Carcassonne

The mediaeval Cité de Carcassonne in southern France is quite something to see. It perches on a hill, massive ramparts (partially reconstructed) surrounding an historic town. I first visited this UNESCO World Heritage Site a few years ago, on a … Continue reading

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Pont du Gard, France

If you’ve dipped into my blog in the past, you may be aware that I have a bit of a thing for Roman architecture. I’m just fascinated by what the Romans were able to achieve. Especially considering that many of … Continue reading

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The Eiffel Tower, Paris – Bucket List Destination #1063

Rising 81 storeys above the Champ de Mars, the Eiffel Tower was built to form the gateway to the 1889 World’s Fair, held to celebrate the 100 anniversary of the French Revolution. Amazingly, it was originally only intended to remain … Continue reading

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A Short Detour To Carcassonne, France

I love playing board games, although I rarely find the time these days. My absolute favourite is a strategy game called Carcassonne (which is now also an app). One of the game’s main aims is to arrange the square tiles … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day at Vimy Ridge

Ninety five years ago today, at 11 in the morning on November 11th, 1918, the fighting of the Great War officially ended with the signing of the armistice. Over the previous four years, 9 million soldiers and goodness knows how … Continue reading

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Travel Theme: Eerily Delicate

Last week I attempted to combine the photo challenges from Where’s My Backpack? and The Daily Post to produce Stone Horizons. I think it worked out quite well, so I’m going to give it another shot. Ailsa’s (of Where’s My … Continue reading

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Travel Theme: Stone Horizons

Travel and photography. The two go together like… well… two things that really go together. Unsurprisingly then, there are several travel blogs out there that include regular photo challenges. Two of my favourite challenges are on Where’s My Backpack? and … Continue reading

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