As I See It

25th September 2014

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Sunflowers

In the Loire Valley we saw several fields of sunflowers as we were driving around.  After ignoring them for a couple days we had a stormy afternoon with heavy rain that provided a background to highlight them well enough.

Sunflowers

In the Loire Valley we saw several fields of sunflowers as we were driving around.  After ignoring them for a couple days we had a stormy afternoon with heavy rain that provided a background to highlight them well enough.

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19th September 2014

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Battlement

The Chateau De la Barre has been in the Vanssay family since the 1400’s and was our home base while touring the Loire Valley.  

Battlement

The Chateau De la Barre has been in the Vanssay family since the 1400’s and was our home base while touring the Loire Valley.  

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14th September 2014

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Loire Valley Morning

After touring Normandy we rented a car and drove to the Chateau De la Barre near Saint Calais in the Loire Valley.  

Loire Valley Morning

After touring Normandy we rented a car and drove to the Chateau De la Barre near Saint Calais in the Loire Valley.  

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12th September 2014

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Guns of Longues-sur-Mer

This 150MM German gun is located on a cliff near the town of Longues-sur-Mer overlooking the beaches of Normandy and were used to fire on the ships during the invasion.  

Guns of Longues-sur-Mer

This 150MM German gun is located on a cliff near the town of Longues-sur-Mer overlooking the beaches of Normandy and were used to fire on the ships during the invasion.  

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3rd September 2014

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Sainte Marie Du Mont

Sainte Marie Du Mont, as depicted in the television series Band of Brothers, was the first village to be liberated in Normandy during the D-Day invasion in 1944.  

Sainte Marie Du Mont

Sainte Marie Du Mont, as depicted in the television series Band of Brothers, was the first village to be liberated in Normandy during the D-Day invasion in 1944.  

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30th August 2014

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Omaha Beach

This pier is located near the small town of Vierville-sur-Mer and is at the west end of Omaha Beach.  

Omaha Beach

This pier is located near the small town of Vierville-sur-Mer and is at the west end of Omaha Beach.  

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26th August 2014

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Block I : Row 20 : Grave 12

This is where 1st Lieutenant Jimmie W. Monteith Jr is honored in the American Cemetery.  The lieutenant is one of three medal of honor winners interned in this remarkable and moving place.  

Block I : Row 20 : Grave 12

This is where 1st Lieutenant Jimmie W. Monteith Jr is honored in the American Cemetery.  The lieutenant is one of three medal of honor winners interned in this remarkable and moving place.  

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22nd August 2014

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La Cambe German Cemetery

Most everyone is aware of the US cemetery in Normandy but I suspect many may not be aware there is a German Cemetery as well.

La Cambe German Cemetery

Most everyone is aware of the US cemetery in Normandy but I suspect many may not be aware there is a German Cemetery as well.

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19th August 2014

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The La Fiere Bridge

The La Fiere bridge, with the Merderet River running under it, was a very popular place in the first days after D Day with both the US 82nd Airborne and German Army wanting it.

The La Fiere Bridge

The La Fiere bridge, with the Merderet River running under it, was a very popular place in the first days after D Day with both the US 82nd Airborne and German Army wanting it.

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14th August 2014

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Sainte-Mère-Église

This may be the most photographed church roof in the world because of the well known incident involving paratrooper John Steele of the 505th PIR whose  parachute caught on the spire of the town church.

Sainte-Mère-Église

This may be the most photographed church roof in the world because of the well known incident involving paratrooper John Steele of the 505th PIR whose  parachute caught on the spire of the town church.

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