Monthly Archives: August 2014

Floating Gardens

How can this magical place still exist in the middle of a bustling French city? Since the Middle Ages there have been market garden plots here at Hortillonnages in Amiens, Northern France. Though horrific battles raged on its banks during … Continue reading

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The dogs (and steeds) of war

    There are photo exhibits across Paris this summer, in sets of 100 to commemorate the 100th anniversary since WW1 began. They are incredible glimpses into this episode of our recent history. The one along the Champs Elysees was … Continue reading

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100 years ago this month

While in Paris this month you can’t escape the fact that it’s the 100th anniversary of the start of the Great War. Front pages of newspapers and special photo exhibits across the city commemorated the momentus event.   One photo … Continue reading

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