Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Arras, Paris and Prague

We are continuing our whirl through parts of Europe and having a fine time. We farewelled Brugge and headed back into the north of France, to the Somme area to follow my gr-grandfather's brother who died there in WW1 and also the place and battle where my gr-grandfather won his Military Medal.

We stayed in Arras, and found the grave amongst the many at Serre Rd Cemetery no. 2, Beaumont Hamel.


On to Paris and some images of our few days there. Some gorgeous artwork, one of the many cemetery cats we saw in Montmartre, and The River, of words at the Musee Quai Branly.




We are now in Prague and lucky for us the first snow appeared overnight! Snow always makes a city feel more special, for folk who live where it never snows. 

Snow dusting on a rusty sculpture outside our apartment.


I got a little bit besotted with the ice-drips. It rained last night before freezing...


Even the trees and berries had frozen ice drips...


And the snow-capped roofs of Prague...



For a girl from the sub-tropics it all feels very fairy-tale-ish!

14 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing your story and these beautiful sights Fiona. Superb photos!

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    1. Thanks G, it has been special to pay tribute to the two men, and the places we are visiting are just lovely.

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    1. There is lots of beauty here for sure Sharmon!

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    1. Thanks Linda - lots of loveliness to look at and photograph!

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  4. Ah, Fiona - Prague really is a beautiful city. All those turrets and spires on the rooftops... and so many of the original buildings in the heart of the city still intact.

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    1. So true Stregata, a wonderful,place to wander around and get lost in!

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  5. Prague's snowy roof line certainly has a fairy tale feel to it. Just beautiful all round!

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    1. I do love a good fairy tale looking place I must admit J, it is a beautiful city for walking as well, and it has rust and junk shops!

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  6. Oh these photos of Prague, the most romantic city in the world of dreams

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    1. It was gorgeous Mo and we had such a fine time there...

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  7. So glad you found your relative's grave. It looked a soulful day for a visit to the Somme cemeteries and now you're on a whistle stop tour of European highlights. I am amazed you have seen snow. It has turned cold but not that cold! Wrap up warm and enjoy!

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    1. So sorry for my slowness in replying...soulful is the perfect word; the low misty, the soft grey. It was good to do. And how lucky were we with the one and only snow day so far in Prague! We stayed warm and enjoyed - home now with heat then monsoonish rains. Go well.

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