Day 496 – 🇫🇷🇫🇷 The French remember🇫🇷🇫🇷

  The Canadian D Day cemetery at Bény Sur Mer. It seems appropriate to post it today with the fighting in Paris. War again in France. Our guides grandfather was a French resistance fighter killed by the SS when he was caught. 

Today I heard a silly journalist on CNN say Parisians were not used to fighting in their streets. If you asked our guide she would tell you they still remember WW2. Bullet holes from WW2 still pock mark the buildings. The church at Ranville was full of bullet holes and huge chunks of it were missing from WW2 fighting.  

🇫🇷 The French remember with three museums to the D Day invasions. This is the Canadian museum at Juno Beach were 5000 Canadians died.

🇫🇷 There’s one at the American invasions site and one at Pegasus Bridges were British paratroopers had to seize a bridge BEFORE the D Day invasion. 

🇫🇷Our guide’s grandmother found bodies of 132 Canadian POWs who were murdered and buried in a mass grave in her yard.  They still find WW2 bodies routinely in Normandy. So yes they remember!! 

Stay tuned for more Frenxh sketches. There are at least 33 of them. 😳

Thanks for reading.

Margaret xxx

Day 496 – 🇫🇷🇫🇷 The French remember🇫🇷🇫🇷

  The Canadian D Day cemetery at Bény Sur Mer. It seems appropriate to post it today with the fighting in Paris. War again in France. Our guides grandfather was a French resistance fighter killed by the SS when he was caught. 

Today I heard a silly journalist on CNN say Parisians were not used to fighting in their streets. If you asked our guide she would tell you they still remember WW2. Bullet holes from WW2 still pock mark the buildings. The church at Ranville was full of bullet holes and huge chunks of it were missing from WW2 fighting.  

🇫🇷 The French remember with three museums to the D Day invasions. This is the Canadian museum at Juno Beach were 5000 Canadians died.

🇫🇷 There’s one at the American invasions site and one at Pegasus Bridges were British paratroopers had to seize a bridge BEFORE the D Day invasion. 

🇫🇷Our guide’s grandmother found bodies of 132 Canadian POWs who were murdered and buried in a mass grave in her yard.  They still find WW2 bodies routinely in Normandy. So yes they remember!!

Day 496 – 🇫🇷🇫🇷 The French remember🇫🇷🇫🇷

  The Canadian D Day cemetery at Bény Sur Mer. It seems appropriate to post it today with the fighting in Paris. War again in France. Our guides grandfather was a French resistance fighter killed by the SS when he was caught. 

Today I heard a silly journalist on CNN say Parisians were not used to fighting in their streets. If you asked our guide she would tell you they still remember WW2. Bullet holes from WW2 still pock mark the buildings. The church at Ranville was full of bullet holes and huge chunks of it were missing from WW2 fighting.  

🇫🇷 The French remember with three museums to the D Day invasions. This is the Canadian museum at Juno Beach were 5000 Canadians died.

🇫🇷 There’s one at the American invasions site and one at Pegasus Bridges were British paratroopers had to seize a bridge BEFORE the D Day invasion. 

🇫🇷Our guide’s grandmother found bodies of 132 Canadian POWs who were murdered and buried in a mass grave in her yard.  They still find WW2 bodies routinely in Normandy. So yes they remember!!

Day 487 – only five miles of walking

  I found this November 9  post stuck in WordPress land. Evidently the boats wifi never let it be posted.  
Quai Grenelle-where our boat docks. 

 Today. We are pikers.  We went on a Seine boat ride instead of chasing all over town. So instead of 9 miles only give. Instead of THIRTEEN stair flights just Trois. 

I sat In the lounge of the boat with an actual interesting view of Radio   France building and people out walking the Seine on this beautiful fall day. Everybody wears black here which was great for this sketch since it made all the figures show up. Evidently it’s the color for the season. Hmm no red no brown just lots of black with occasional grey. And bright red lipstick. Don’t forget the lipstick. 

 
Our pianist. Mom would love his music. Lots of show tunes.  Frank Sinatra. Porgy and Bess. I actually am sitting about five feet from him aS I type. He’s just playing his heart out. 

  
St. Pierre church in Monmartre. A lovely small church next to Sacre  Couer. We rode the funicular up the hill to Sacre Couer or it would have been 20 stories today walking. 😳

  
Of all the sketches today this one is screaming for paint. Maybe tonite. 

 Here it is outside. A lovely little church that almost got torn down about 100 years ago but the people of Monmartre decided they wanted to keep it. 

  

Sacre Couer next door to St Pierre. Monster sized in comparison. No photos inside.  Not allowed. The. We toured the area and back to the ship for lunch. 

 Then we walked a mile along the quai to out boat tour of the Seine. Gorgeous day for the sail.   

The Louvre from the river.     

    Notre Dame  
  Incredible bridge named after King Alexander of Russia. Over the top decorations.  
The stairs that run down to the bottom of the funicular in Monmartre. I did walk down!😳