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Last week, as it was my last week in Rochefort working at Pierre Loti Collège, some kids, mostly the younger ones showed that they were sad to see me go. I could tell that they really have enjoyed my weekly visits in their class. There were two classes specifically that did something nice for me. They were both the sixièmes, so they are 11&12 years old. In one class, some students gave me candy and somebody started a little going away card that all the ...
... Dupont wanted to clean up the site and in 1967, the building was considered an historical monument. The restoration started in 1976 and was completed in 1988 when it was made into a museum which I had the pleasure of visiting with Dana, the day after we visited L'Hermione.
I was quite interested in this museum. We started out with a short video on the history of Rochefort and why this location was chosen by King Louis 14th as a ...
... I think.
Hermione was re-built using Oak. They had to find the materials
and actually used the very center of 4000 Oak trees that were between 150-200
years old. They used the core of the trees as this wood is very good quality.
During my tour, I took pictures of panels that explained
things. There was always a little blurb in English at the bottom that I took a
picture of so you guys would be able to read about it. ...
... will be going out for Chinese/Asian food next time we do something.
On top of those two “events” to look forward to, my teacher in Courcon has an old assistant coming back from Australia to visit next week and she said she’d invite me over for a visit. As well as another teacher inviting me over to her house the Wednesday evening before our vacation in February, then I will go to school with her the Thursday morning.
I hope I ...
... but we had a good time none the less and we all quite enjoyed Saintes.
Saintes is a city with (about) the same population as Rochefort, but it seemed much more busy and the downtown was also bigger with more stores, a bigger variety of stores and even an "old city" part….which is missing from Rochefort, that is usually found in most French cities I have noticed. Saintes was just simply, prettier, than ...