Lens Artist Challenge 164: Look Up, Look Down.

Linked to Lens Artists at Sofia’s here The challenge this week is to show how we look up and then look down when we are photographing. I’ve dug through my images and come up with these. Can you see the tiny church on the mountain top? It’s almost in the centre of the image. This was…

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Saturday Sulpture:

Outside the Caen-Normandie Museum of WWll in Caen, France. Based on a photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt which appeared in an issue of Life magazine in 1945, this sculpture has been much criticised by women’s rights groups since it was erected at the city-owned Mémorial de Caen. The French group, Osez le Féminisme, said at the…

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ARRAS: Wellington Quarry

A visit to The Wellington Quarry, which is in the middle of the old city of Arras, reveals a little-known story of World War I and is a good place in which to try and understand the horrors of World War I.

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D-Day Landings at Normandy

Omaha is most remembered for the casualties the Americans took there from German machine gun fire that tore into the troops as they tried to sprint across the beach to the seawall. It was a massacre, a terrible loss of life.

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