Thursday, September 10, 2009

more weekend visiting

This is where a WWI observatory tower used to be in our forest. Now there is a memorial there.

This is a monument that I assume is associated with the cemetery a little further on. The inscription on the base says: "Passant, arrĂȘte-toi." ("Passerby, stop.")

The British WWI cemetary is quite small and not very accessible as there is no real place to park nearby. 98 British soldiers are buried there, and the land was a gift to the British from France to honor the soldiers who died during the war.

The inscription under the cross and the sword says "Their name liveth for evermore."

The kids were more interested by the little door where the guest book was kept.

FINALLY, after living here for 3 years, we stopped to take some pictures of the windmill! This is our landmark that says, "We're almost home!" It's of course no longer functional and is boarded up.

After our quick photo op at the windmill, we continued on to a local flea market, where I found novels in English! Most of you know how hard those are to find in France (if you don't want to pay an arm and a leg, and I don't), so I couldn't resist. The girl selling them was Irish and almost didn't put them out because she figured she wouldn't find any takers - our region is not known for having many foreigners.

We made a short afternoon of it, since the kids (and we) were all still pretty worn out from Disneyland the day before.

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