Le Grand Hotel de Valenciennes
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... interesting about the hands in this painting (pic 4). I think every person has at least one hand that is held the same way. The artist is apparently really into that particular hand gesture. And finally (pic 5) you have a scene which I think is supposed to depict when Mary washed Jesus’ feet. I just thought it was a bit different to have a couple of dogs there chewing on a bone.
One thing this museum had that I thought was really ...
... were at least 20 team cars, more press, more referees, the race doctor, more police on motorcycles, several vans and in amongst all that, a rider who had had a flat tire, weaving through the cars and trying to catch up to the bunch. Then it was done and we went back inside to watch the race to its end. It really was fun and exciting and I can see why hundreds of thousands of French (and tourists) turn out to watch year after year. I admit it can seem a bit daft ...
... on the zapper (John has renamed it the Magic Wand as it worked far better than all the other devices we have used) with no problems, then the big locks that were manned and in radio contact were virtually ready to go into. These locks are sectioned so may be 6 boats our size could go into the small section (about ¼ of the whole lock) and would operate that part of the lock only to save water and time. We went in the front and they emptied the whole lock ...
We managed to safely navigate our way on to the Eurostar on our way to Paris. Train trip is pretty unexciting as either it is going so fast or you are under the channel, you don't get to see too much. They did serve us brunch, so that filled in some time. Arriving in Paris, terry decided it would be a good idea to walk the 2kms to our hotel. We actually found it and were lucky it was mostly down hill. After a ...
... the Allied forces. It is often referred to as the moment when Canada, as a nation, was forged. This doesn’t downplay the considerable risk, planning, bravery and execution involved in taking the ridge. Two earlier attempts by the Allied forces had failed in 1914 and 15, resulting in heavy casualties, partly because the German defensive positions were highly fortified. "At daybreak on April 9, 1917, all four divisions of the Canadian Corps (aided by ...