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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.
  • 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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December 19 2009 7 19 /12 /December /2009 11:21

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November 15 2009 1 15 /11 /November /2009 06:43
LIGHT.  We can't have enough of it.  When I look at this building, I am not concerned with the children who attend school here.  Instead, I imagine the possibilities of turning this place into a wonderful home--one that has huge windows that allow the natural sunlight in to brighten the interior.  The people who must work here every day are lucky I believe.  There are very few buildings like this one in the area that I know of and I wonder a great deal about its creation.  Who was the architect?  What was its original purpose?  When was it built?  Where else can I find such wonderful buildings with similar windows? Why can't I be rich?  I'd buy the building, gut the inside and take full advantage of the light from the windows and even devote a section of the building to my very own greenhouse.  To have such a beautiful piece of utilitarian architecture used as a school for children is such a WASTE.  They cannot appreciate it in any way shape or form.  I think that the next time I see this building, I will go up to the walls, touch the stonework, find a way to get inside and photograph the light streaming in from the windows.  What do you think?
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October 24 2009 7 24 /10 /October /2009 06:52
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September 17 2009 5 17 /09 /September /2009 07:20

Behold ! a giant am I !

Aloft here in my Tower,

With my granite jaws I devour

The maize, and the wheat and the rye,
And grind them into flour.

----- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  

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September 16 2009 4 16 /09 /September /2009 06:08


Église Saint-Pierre à Clécy

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September 11 2009 6 11 /09 /September /2009 21:10


Le Viaduc du Mesnil-Villement is a nice spot for a picnic when visiting La Roche d'Oëtre in the Suisse Normande.  The viaduct once served as a railway bridge connecting Caen, Condé-sur-Noireau and Flers.  The line closed in 1979 and is now a popular rest area for hikers.

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September 3 2009 5 03 /09 /September /2009 07:30


Some people think this building is ugly.  Personally, I like the overlapping angles of the roof.  What do you think?  The workers from the Arsenal Militaire, where submarines are constructed, come here for lunch.

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