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Photo Of The Day: Brussels Streetscape in Black & White

Bright sun, deep shade — just made for black and white. Enjoy!

 

Man walks down exterior stairs in deep shade on a sunny day in Brussels, Belgium. B&W

Man walks down exterior stairs in deep shade on a sunny day in Brussels, Belgium. B&W


 

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Charming Coutances in Normandy, France

Mentally, if not physically, I’m headed back to Coutances in Normandy today to share some photos of this lovely town.
 

Mairie (mayor's office) in Coutances, Normandy, France


 

Cathedral tower in Coutances, Normandy, France


 
It is hard to imagine when you walk through the tranquil streets that 70% of the town was bombed out during World War II.
 

Streetscape in Coutances, Normandy, France


 

Cathedral in Coutances, Normandy, France


 

Chapel attached to the Centre D'Accueil Diocésain C.A.D-Diocesan Offices and Retreat Centre on Rue Daniel in Coutances, Normandy, France


 
This beautiful town could be an excellent place to base yourself for travels throughout the English Channel coastline and the World War II battlefield areas.

Hope you have enjoyed this tiny peek at a lovely town in Normandy!

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The Gentle Beauty of Granville in Normandy, France

It was late in the afternoon and the appearing-then-disappearing sunlight streamed through each intersection in sporadic bursts. The two main streets of the Haute Ville section of Granville are lined with beautiful old stone houses, many dating back to a period between the 15th to 17th Centuries.
 

Stone buildings line the Haute Ville (high town) section of historic Granville in Normandy, France


 
The upper portion of the town is surrounded by an ancient fortified wall from the 15th Century and is perched high atop a hillside overlooking the latter portions of Granville built on reclaimed seafront.
 

The jumbled rooftops of the lower town section of Granville in Normandy, France


 

Coastal overlook with World War II bunkers visible in Granville, Normandy, France


 
This part of Normandy hugs the curving coastline and has some of the loveliest towns in all of northern France. Granville has much to recommend it both historically and visually and can easily be visited on a one-day outing.
 

Pastel colours of the seacoast on a sunny day at Granville in Normandy, France


 

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