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Normandy & Brittany 2008

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Normandy & Brittany 2008

  1. 1. Normandy & Brittany August 14 –September 1 / 2008 Not so laughing bull ...........and 2 days in Paris
  2. 2. Roadmap
  3. 3. Normandy Honfleur Vieux Bassin
  4. 4. Honfleur Eglise / Clocher Ste-Catherine
  5. 5. Honfleur Market Day
  6. 6. Honfleur Cheeses Cheeses …
  7. 7. Honfleur ………and………….……………..……………………….after Cider Before Cidre
  8. 8. Honfleur Garlicman Spice boys
  9. 9. Honfleur Chamber d’hotes Atelier Simone L‘Hermitte Rue de l’Homme-de-Bois
  10. 10. Pont de NormandieHonfleur
  11. 11. …..the most beautiful ruin in France Abbaye de Jumiege 11-th Century
  12. 12. Abbaye de Jumiege
  13. 13. Abbaye de Jumiege Abbot’s Lodging 17-th Century
  14. 14. Rouen Cathedrale Notre-Dame 12-th Century Capital of Upper Normandy
  15. 15. Rouen Cathedrale Notre-Dame Serial paintings, 1890s Claude Monet
  16. 16. Rouen Cathedrale Notre-Dame
  17. 17. Rouen Old City
  18. 18. Old CityRouen
  19. 19. Old and New Rouen and ….very New
  20. 20. Old Town virtually wiped out in 1944 Europe’s worst damaged port after WW II Le Havre Tthe center was rebuilt in ‘modernist’ style by Auguste Perret. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005 for "innovative utilization of concrete's potential."
  21. 21. Place de l’Hotel-de-Ville Le Havre WW I Monument
  22. 22. Eglise St-JosephLe Havre
  23. 23. Le Havre The Vulcano Espace Oscar Niemeyer 1972-78
  24. 24. Le Havre Musee des Beaux-Arts Andre Malraux
  25. 25. Le Havre Musee des Beaux-Arts Andre Malraux Auguste Renoir
  26. 26. Le Havre Musee des Beaux-Arts Andre MalrauxRaoul Dufy
  27. 27. Le Havre Musee des Beaux-Arts Andre Malraux Eugene Boudin
  28. 28. Etretat Falaise D’Amont
  29. 29. Etretat Falaise d’Aval
  30. 30. Les Halles Wooden covered market Etretat
  31. 31. Windows & walls Etretat
  32. 32. ..just a wallEtretat
  33. 33. One building, 4 styles: •Primary Gothic •Flamboyant Gothic •Early French Renaissance •Neoclassical ….and a touch of Modern Chateau Fontaine-Henry 11-th to 16-th Century
  34. 34. Chateau Fontaine-Henry
  35. 35. Chateau Fontaine-Henry Peekaboo! I see you!
  36. 36. Chateau Fontaine-Henry Inside & Outside
  37. 37. Ancienne eglise de Thaon 12-th Century
  38. 38. Deauville …a heaven for the rich and famous
  39. 39. Deauville ….and Now Beach ….Then She was here Eugene Boudin (1865)
  40. 40. Deauville Line-up of the Rich and Famous
  41. 41. 8-th Century Le Mont-St-Michel
  42. 42. UNESCO World Heritage Site Le Mont-St-Michel View from below View from the top
  43. 43. Crowds are coming Le Mont-St-Michel
  44. 44. Interior Design Le Mont-St-Michel
  45. 45. Le Mont-St-Michel ..not far from the abbey
  46. 46. Brittany St-Jacut-de-la-Mer
  47. 47. Dinan Rue du Jerzual
  48. 48. Dinan Rue du Jerzual
  49. 49. Dinan Windows
  50. 50. Dinan Walls & Benches
  51. 51. Dinan Basilique St-Sauveur
  52. 52. Dinan Chambre d’hotes ‘Belle Assise’
  53. 53. St-Malo
  54. 54. St-Malo Walled city
  55. 55. St-Malo People of
  56. 56. St-Malo Beaches
  57. 57. St-Malo Chateau
  58. 58. Cancale Brittany’s oyster capital
  59. 59. Cancale Oyster farming (Parc a huitres)
  60. 60. Cancale Oyster selling Lemon extra 0.50 €
  61. 61. Cancale Oyster eating ..and the leftovers
  62. 62. Cancale ..drinks ..anybody?
  63. 63. Cancale Having fun ..at all ages
  64. 64. Pointe du Grouin
  65. 65. Pointe du Grouin
  66. 66. Pointe du Grouin Le Mont St-Michel
  67. 67. St-Lunaire beaches
  68. 68. St-Lunaire Beach houses…for rich ….and poor people
  69. 69. Dinard Tents…for rich people
  70. 70. St-Lunaire Market Day
  71. 71. Low tide St-Jacut-de-la-Mer
  72. 72. Cote d’Emeraude vue Fort la Latte 12th Century
  73. 73. Cap Frehel Cote d’Emeraude
  74. 74. Quimper Cathedrale St- Corentin 13-15th Century
  75. 75. Quimper
  76. 76. Quimper Faience style train Quimper style Faience
  77. 77. Quimper 2 + 3 = typical French family somewhere ..in Quimper France now has the second- highest fertility rate in Europe Incentives for families who have a 3- rd child. During a year-long leave after the birth of the third child, mothers will receive $960 a month from the government, twice the allowance for the second child. Under French law, a woman can take up to 3 years off . Her full-time job will be guaranteed when she returns 5 1 + 2 Child subsidies also apply to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie . They are eligible for $2,600 a month in child benefits for their six children after registering their French chateau as their primary residence.
  78. 78. Quimper Wedding in Quimper
  79. 79. Parish Closes Guimiliau (Enclos paroissiaux) Church Charnel House Funeral Chapel Ossuary Triumphal Arch Cemetery Church Calvary 16-th & 17-th centuries
  80. 80. Church Sizun
  81. 81. Lampal-Guimiliau Church
  82. 82. St-Thegonnec Church
  83. 83. Pleyben Church
  84. 84. Interiors Sizun Lampal-Guimiliau
  85. 85. Sizun Lampal- Guimiliau Painted wood Modern window
  86. 86. Guimiliau Ossuaries St-Thegonnec Cemeteries were tiny and bodies had to be exhumed. Bones were piled up in these shelters, considered a bridge between the living and the dead.
  87. 87. Sizun Ossuary ………..changed to Funeral Chapel….changed to Tourist Souvenirs shop
  88. 88. Sizun Triumphal Arch ….symbol of “the entry of the righteous to immortality”
  89. 89. Guimiliau Calvary Typical Breton monuments representing scenes from Crucifixion and Passion
  90. 90. Guimiliau Calvary
  91. 91. Pleyben CalvaryCalvary The Last Supper
  92. 92. Calvary details St-Thegonnec The Blindfolded Christ Guimiliau
  93. 93. Calvary detailsPleyben
  94. 94. Lampal-Guimiliau Calvary detailsCalvary details
  95. 95. Guimiliau More Details Sizun Eve is born Adam, Eve and the Apple Sleeping?..drunken?
  96. 96. Morlaix Eglise St-Melaine 15-th Century
  97. 97. Morlaix ‘Viaduct’ for Paris –Brest railway 19-th Century
  98. 98. Baix de Morlaix Ile Callot Road under water
  99. 99. Monts d’Aree Roc Trevezel Windmills
  100. 100. Brest Oceanopolis
  101. 101. Presqu’Ille de Crozon Pointe de Penhir
  102. 102. Presqu’Ille de Crozon Pointe de Penhir
  103. 103. Presqu’Ille de Crozon Pointe de Penhir
  104. 104. Presqu’Ille de Crozon Pointe de Penhir
  105. 105. Presqu’Ille de Crozon Pointe de Penhir
  106. 106. Presqu’Ille de Crozon Pointe de Penhir
  107. 107. Presqu’Ille de Crozon Pointe des Espagnoles
  108. 108. Carnac Megaliths Menec: 1,170 menhirs Kermario: 990 menhirs Kerlescan: 540 menhirs
  109. 109. Carnac Different stones for different people
  110. 110. Carnac Tumulus St-Michel Dolmen
  111. 111. Locmariquer Carved stone inside the dolmen Dolmen Dolmen de Mane-Rethual
  112. 112. Walled town Concarneau
  113. 113. Window detail Concarneau Soup bowls with a touch 2000 surnames available
  114. 114. Concarneau 7 sins
  115. 115. Pont-Aven
  116. 116. Pont-Aven Aven river Watermill 2008 Watermill –by Gauguin 1894
  117. 117. Pont-Aven Early 1890s : Pont-Aven School was an artists' colony gathering around Paul Gauguin Today: tourists gathering around many commercial art galleries Paul Gauguin neither was born or ever lived here. When Gauguin is away…Paudevillle is filling in.
  118. 118. Fouesnant-les-Glenan
  119. 119. Our little house near Quimper Kerdevot One piece stone cow trough Gran’pa used to live there …the cow lived here
  120. 120. Our little house near Quimper…..and our neighboursKerdevot
  121. 121. Market DayKerdevot
  122. 122. Market Day …..with dance Kerdevot
  123. 123. Main Square Locronan
  124. 124. Stone houses Locronan
  125. 125. Stone details Locronan
  126. 126. Walls and windows Locronan
  127. 127. DoorsLocronan
  128. 128. Small ‘Street business’ Locronan
  129. 129. Pointe-du-Raz
  130. 130. Pointe-du-Raz
  131. 131. Pointe-du-Raz
  132. 132. Pointe-du-Raz
  133. 133. Cathedrale St-Pierre Vannes Vannes and his wife city ‘mascots’ from16-th C
  134. 134. Vannes The Old Town Place Henri
  135. 135. Timber framed houses Vannes
  136. 136. Timber detailsVannes
  137. 137. Post detailsVannes
  138. 138. Culinary detailsVannes
  139. 139. Stone houses and details Vannes
  140. 140. Chateau de l’Hermine Vannes
  141. 141. People of Vannes Vannes
  142. 142. Golfe de Morbihan Ile aux Moines
  143. 143. Ile aux Moines
  144. 144. Ile aux Moines People on bikes

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