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... my eye caught by the "odd." For example, I can’t remember the last time I saw a statue with a severed head on it (pic 1). I was also noticing how disfigured the faces are of those who are whipping Jesus (pic 2). That’s not necessarily odd, it makes sense they carved them that way. They’re “bad” guys. It was just interesting because all the other carvings weren’t like that so it stood out.
... different from the other Newfoundland memorials in that it stands atop the ruins of what was a German bunker.
We were then on our way home. Dave and Melody went to get some bread and cheese and meat for supper but the usual places were closed as they tend to close on Sundays in France and some on Mondays as well. We went to a larger store that sold just about everything and returned to the apartment. We ate that with a bottle of wine and then went to bed all of us were very ...
... harvester realised we were a bit lost so came over to help us out. He didn't speak any English, so I was about to thank him for his help and carry on struggling when Simone quickly shut me up. Remember how I was rude to Simone about "right" and "left"? Well, the farmer stood at the window and said "Gauche. Ville. Halt. Gauche" (Left. Town. Stop. Left), gesturing with his hands as he explained to us the way we needed to go. "Je Comprends. Merci" says Simone and we carried on our way. ...
... got us on the road pretty quickly. So quick that we left one couple behind as we headed off for a visit to the Arras tunnels. Ah, the fun of group travel. We had not been to the Arras tunnels before, and nor, I must admit, had I heard of them and their part in the battle for Arras. The tunnels were an expansion of medieval underground lime stone quarries. Apparently, despite the length of their occupation, the Germans did not know of ...
... of Arras by the allies on 7th September 1944. There was a large fair and a firework display in the squares..
At just after midnight and there being no obvious signs of any taxi's being available, we managed to 'blag' the chef at the restaurant we had been eating and drinking at, for a lift back to the hotel as walking back wasn't fancied by any of us.
Mileage - 94 (including the unscheduled tour of Calais)
Total mileage - 302