A walk through history...

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
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Hooray for finally getting out into the world after 2 months of no travel!  Yes, tout le monde, as I told you the other day, our trip to Paris turned out as a total failure.  For real.  If I squinted and contorted my body around a tree at the top of the hill in Meudon, I could see the Eiffel Tower.

After a night of frustrated "sleep" (as in, tossing and turning because it was so ridiculous to be so darn close to Paris with no way to get there), we hopped into the car and headed West.  First stop Bayeux, where we saw the biggest tree I think I've ever seen and also the longest embroidered tapestry!  Srsly, Google the Bayeux tapestry.  It's about a gazillion years old, so I couldn't photograph it, but it's definitely worth checking out! 

Our final stop for the day was Normandy.  It was the 4th of July and we arrived at the American Military Cemetery just before 1700.  The National Anthem played and Soldier Boy saluted (which gets me every time).  Some students laid flowers at the foot of the WWII memorial and taps played.  It was a bit surreal to be in such a place at such a time on such a day with Omaha Beach just off to our side.  The 70th anniversary of D-Day was just last month and even amidst all of the museums and reminders of the way the beach looked during the invasion, it is so calm today. But at such an amazing cost.  There are 9,386 American soldiers buried in this cemetery alone.  












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41 comments :

  1. Love this simple but chic outfit. Being that close to history would have made me emotional as well. It's hard not to be.

    The Style Boro

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    1. It was tough, but I'm glad that I had the experience.

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  2. Oh I would have been bawling my eyes! Lovely photos too. Check my blog out if you have time. I'm your newest follower :) xxx

    littlekaatie.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It was pretty intense, but an experience I definitely wouldn't trade!

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  3. That red color is lovely on you! It's just as rich as the history you encountered. Sounds like a fun trip.
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    1. Why thank you! I stole it out of Soldier Boy's dresser when he wasn't looking! When I got dressed in the morning, he gave me the most awkward sideways glance and said "Hey! That's mine!"

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  4. 1. what camera do you use
    2. this post gave me serious need to visit normandy, what a beauty

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    1. 1) I use a Canon Powershot SX260 (it's just a basic point ad shoot), but I edit with iPhoto, Fotor and VSCOcam
      2) It was amazing! Wait until you see my other posts from Normandy! I swear, half of the photos belong on post cards!

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  5. Nice photot and you look very beautyfull!

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  6. I have been to Normandy before and even though it is no paris, it is filled with historical culture. Everyone is obsessed with updated fashion, but lose the grasp on where it comes from. You have captured a little bit of history well and you look fabulous while doing it.

    FashionKillerxo

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    1. It is amazing! Just wait until you see the next few posts I'll be putting up with photos from our other few days on the beaches. The photos are, in my humble opinion, super breathtaking!

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  7. You look amazing and I seriously want to go to France.

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  8. Ur so lucky 2 get 2 travel around, and I know it's depressing knowing ur just a few steps away from Paris but not able 2 get there. The photos are so beautiful and the places have spectacular views. Ur outfit's very chic and still able 2 keep the casualty. The sandals are so cute as well. Have a great day :D

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    Lenny xx

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    1. It drove me crazy to know how close I was and that I couldn't actually get all the way ti Paris, but our first day in Normandy redeemed our would-have-been day in Paris!

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  10. Amazing photos, I really like your outfit as well. Such a great look for sight seeing!
    Christina
    http://hazeleyepersonality.blogspot.ca

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    1. Thank you! It was a great, laid back and comfy look for lots of hours in the car and lots of walking around at the sites!

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  11. Love the pictures as usual, Fabulous.

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    1. Thank you so much! Your kind words mean a lot to me!

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  12. Woah, these are GORGEOUS photos! And the cemetery bit gave me chills- that must have been so sad seeing so many headstones. And why couldn't you get to Paris?!

    xo marlen
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    1. Thank you! The cemetery bit was a bit chilling… especially with Soldier Boy saluting at my side and a smattering of other older men saluting in civilian dress. Paris was a hot mess. Our GPS sent us to Luxembourg, Belgium and then shut off, so I navigated us to the house where we were staying just outside of Paris. We arrived around 9 PM, bought train tickets, and then found out that the trains into the city weren't running!

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  13. Love the photo's, the architecture is gorgeous!!

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  15. Beautiful combo and pics. Love your necklace and red tee. :)
    Fashion Happenss

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  16. I wish I could go to Normandy too! Such an important place!

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  17. What a beautiful trip! It's so nice that you are able to travel and see so many lovely things. I love this outfit, by the way. So easy and comfortable, yet stylish. :)

    x Stephanie from A Sparkle Factor

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