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CHEAP FUN IN PARIS No 3 – Montparnasse cemetery

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There’s nothing like a good cimitiere on a wet day in Paris.

We understand that cemeteries are intended to be places for grief, remembrance and quiet reflection. But when a cemetery is filled with the graves of people who moved us with their art, writing or music, visiting final resting places leads to ‘oh yes, I remember him/her and that song/film/book/play.’  We can’t deny that it is entertaining too. In a quiet reflective way of course.   Continue reading

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D-DAY, NORMANDY – brought home at Omaha

Omaha Beach, June 7th, 2012.

D-Day to me had always been a movie; an adventure movie, starring John Wayne. It wasn’t quite real, until yesterday.

On 7th June, 68 years and one day after the landing in 1944, I joined an American tour group visiting the Normandy beaches. Continue reading

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