The French love their comic books (TinTin
, et al.), a tradition that
may be ten centuries old! One of the oldest records in France is the
Bayeux Tapestry (dating to the 11th
century), which records the conquest
of England by William the Conqueror, in comic book form of course! The
style is actually surprisingly similar to the newspaper comics, just
without the bars between scenes and the punchlines.
A visit to the south coast of France would be incomplete without a visit
to the Chateau d’If, the famed prison that gave birth to The Count of
Tucked away along the French Mediterranean coast are these beautiful
little villages. This is the history that makes France seem like a fairy
tale in North America…
We travelled to southern France with some friends and as we explored the
coastline and abandoned buildings, they decided it was quite romantic!
(It probably helped that this was a trip they took to celebrate their anniversary.)
Located just south of London proper is the London Temple of the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. From our base in France, we made a
weekend trip here.
I loved how the slowly faded daylight came out as this beautiful blue.
During a short visit to London, I found a a beautifully manicured
garden. As the evening sun set, I got this picture of my Honey by the lake…
Half an hour from our home on the coast, I found a château with this
driveway. Where do I get one?! :)
Catholic churches are everywhere in France. After seeing several dozen,
I started to feel like I’d seen most of what there was to see. And then
I would wander into some random church and discover another gem. In many
of the churches, the stained glass was exquisite. Sometimes I could read
the story in the windows and other times I just wondered who all the
saints could be. This is a window I quite liked; I enjoyed how it
depicted Jesus Christ, the “Lamb of God.”
Several months ago I was in France and realized I would need to get a
job upon my return to North America. In today’s interconnected world, I
thought doing my job search through the Internet would be the way to do
it. It turned out to be both brilliant and brutal, all at the same time.
Pigeons are everywhere in France. This one was on the edge of William
the Conqueror’s castle in Caen.