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... I see, bathed in sunlight, is the Saint Philomena Chapel, my Grandmother's patron saint. I was overwhelmed. After a prayer to my very own Saint Philomena, we continued to admire the beauty of this 11th Century Cathedral. We then make our way to the Bayeux Tapestry Museum. My expectation was that we'd find many tapestries similar to those in the Vatican Museum. Was I wrong!! This linen cloth is also from the time of the Norman Invasion and depicts, in ...
... on the sundeck. Our craperie was directly opposite the tapestry museum, and as the tapestry was our main reason for visiting Bayeux, we headed in directly after lunch. The tapestry is displayed in a new purpose-built room in an old convent, and it was really interesting. We were astonished at how long the thing is - 70 meters! It runs down one wall, around the corner and doubles back on itself. The museum was surprisingly quiet. We went through with the audio ...
... guide, we wandered through Bayeux, it is such a pretty village that hasn't been too badly affected by tourism. A quick lunch in the sun (so different to yesterday) and then on to Bayeux Broderie, a shop run by Chantal James. Chantal James has re stitched most of the Bayeux Tapestry and produced kits for sale. She taught us the Bayeux Stitch on the kit that we selected. Basically you stem stitch around a shape, then lay long ...
... the Bayeux Cemetery where there are 4144 Commonwealth War Graves and over 500 other war graves of other nationalities, the majority of which are German. We explored the cemetery and located the graves of the Australian soldiers as well as visiting the German graves where we noticed the youngest was just 17 years of age. This moving cemetery is located opposite the Bayeux Memorial which has the name of 1800 ...
A hazy morning blurred the outline of church steeples that emerged over the golden fields. Everywhere were stones and flowers, twisty and turny narrow country roads, cattle grazing and sleepy villages straight out of story books....or history books! Our first stop was at Hell's Corner..D Day + 1. It was here that the North Nova Scotian Highlanders, 9th Brigade encountered the Nazis as the Canadians pushed forward from the beach towards Caen. 110 were ...