Hotel Du Commerce
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... stained glass windows he did for the Art Institute of Chicago and many other works. I recognized the windows immediately - they are his style.
After a delicious dinner, I walked back to the cathedral with some of the other tour participants. The cathedral puts own a light show at 11:00 - once it gets dark. The 25 minute show was nothing short of amazing!
It is a late night, but it was worth it. ...
... of amazing 3D viewers with graphic pictures from the war on French soil.... These were both incredibly informative and disturbing. After we rode through more glorious forest roads to some tiny villages, and the change in architecture was noticeable as the beautiful stone houses had been destroyed and replaced with nice homes, but not of the same unique character. We saw a couple more lovely churches, which had been reconstructed from the ...
... lunch we headed down to the 'new' town for our afternoon concert. Our hosts, the Brass Band du Laonnais, played the first half of the concert in the Conservatory of Music and Dance. Before they commenced, they read out the story of the Australian involvement in France in WWI (in both French and English - bless them!), and said how honoured they were to have the Australians visiting in such an important anniversary year. It was very well written and ...
... instead of a trailer, for this is probably the 4th time I have overturned the trailer on this trip. I have to especially be careful when around curbs, or when turning quickly. Other than this, it doesn't appear to have many downsides and the bike remains easy to manipulate. It just feels like I am pulling someone on rollerblades behind me.
The terrain has become gently rolling hills, slowing me down, but a welcome change. My second ...
... house with Jaunay memorabilia everywhere. Directly underneath the portrait of Joseph Krug (who married Jauns' great great great auntie Emma Jaunay) were letters written by Jauns' ggg grandfather Louis Brunet Jaunay. We got a tour of the cellars, conversations about family all the while sipping Krug. At one stage there were two vintage bottles open (1998 ...
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