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  • De captivants à banals, les articles et photographies de “The Baguette” sont une tentative de publier un journal de ma vie dans la Manche et de proposer un forum de discussion pour tout ce qui touche à la Normandie.
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November 24 2009 3 24 /11 /November /2009 08:18
Yes, “Il pleut !”  It’s raining!  A stunning vision of a fantastically colorful Cherbourg is, sadly, something one cannot find today.  It has been raining like Noah’s flood for weeks now along with strong winds from the south.  The wet, dreary and cold look of the city remains constant with a melancholy sense of being trapped—having to stay indoors for days on end is not fun.  To make matters worse, it prevented me from attending French class yesterday.  (I am sorry, Madame Kernéis but I couldn’t get outside to drive or take the bus.  I hope you set aside some homework for me.)
Although Jacques Demy’s film, Les Parapluis de Cherbourg was filmed here in 1964, not much remains of the actual sets despite the fact that people come from all over the world to see what remains of the sites used in the film.  Fortunately, the umbrella boutique run by Madame Emery and her daughter Geneviève still exists albeit now a textiles shop.  The façade has changed little in the last 45 years and with a little imagination, one can still see that terribly bright, pink and green striped wallpaper inside!  But, like I said, you have to use your imagination… 

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