Mercure Lille Metropole
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I managed to fit in a quick day trip to Lens to see the Louvre outpost there and also connect with a doctoral student I met last summer. We met there, went to the Louvre, had lunch, and then walked to the top of one of "les terrils" and drank some champagne. It was a lovely day all around. I am fond of coal mining towns because of my own geneology. The town has preserved these large coal mountains as a reminder of the hard work and sacrifice of the coal miners.
... of headstones and so many of them
unknown. The sheer magnitude of so many young people who gave the
ultimate sacrifice for future generations freedom and this is just one
of many cemeteries. The walls at the back were covered in row after row
of names of missing men. This was a very quiet solemn experience, but I
glad I got to see it.
We then headed back to the bus stop, we
had a thirty minute wait for the bus, in the freezing cold. ...
... the Jordaan area. The red light district is not scary or unnerving, it is pure tourist. It is a little weird when you get semi naked women in large windows watching for guys but other than that it is low key with tons of "coffee shops" and pubs. I visited the Anne Frank House because there was surprisingly no line to get in. Even though I have seen a concentration camp and the Jewish memorial, I think this made me the most emotional because you walk through the original building ...
... for dinner which was very enjoyable and filling. Kevin had an interesting wild berry beer with his meal, very sweet. We wandered back to our lodgings the day still light at 9pm and retired for the night, through which we slept until 9:00am - oops!
Worst still our life line has gone, the Internet is not working on the mobile and France, being France, now has two consecutive public holidays so we cannot get it fixed before leaving Lille
C'est la vie!
... Hulluch Rd. Here I came across 3 pommies. One was obviously a photographer and the other 2...I'm not sure. One observation is that 1 guy was wearing a tweed jacket with leather elbow patches. Back home this would qualify him as an engineer...but over here?
I discovered the threesome were researching a new book. The book will focus on 50 dead soldiers from WW1 whose lives, whilst brief, achieved something notable. At the St.Marys cemetery, the guys ...
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Si mangia bene e si dorme bene
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