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Lille: the Old Town – a gentle walk around the mediaeval city

This post on Lille is part of a series on the Great War sites of France and Belgium.  With several universities based in and around the city, Lille is a young and vibrant place. However, it also has a strong sense of self and local character. The locals are some of the friendliest you’ll findContinue Reading “Lille: the Old Town – a gentle walk around the mediaeval city”

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VISIT: Pennsylvania State Capitol

I visited the Pennsylvania State Capitol more than a year ago, but the information is current. The name “Pennsylvania” conjures up a variety of images, many contrasting and contradictory. Some of the early European settlers as they fled political strife contrast with hard-fought presidential campaigns. The founding ideals of the American experiment in Philadelphia meetContinue Reading “VISIT: Pennsylvania State Capitol”

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VISIT: Petit Palais, Musée des Beaux Arts de la Ville de Paris

This post on the Petit Palais may contain affiliate marketing links. That means that I may earn a small commission (at no extra cost to the consumer) if you make purchases via my links. I don’t ever recommend anything I wouldn’t use myself, though. The Petit Palais is home to the Musée des Beaux ArtsContinue Reading “VISIT: Petit Palais, Musée des Beaux Arts de la Ville de Paris”

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VISIT: Thiepval Memorial and Museum

This post on the Thiepval Memorial is part of a series on the Great War sites of France and Belgium.    Thiepval Memorial Thiepval was a strategic target during the battle of the Somme, as a rare patch of higher ground amid the flatness of the valley. Some of the most intense combat took place on thisContinue Reading “VISIT: Thiepval Memorial and Museum”

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VISIT: V&A Dundee – Dundee’s NEW Museum of Design

V&A Dundee is a veritable feast for those who love Scotland, design – and triangles. My City The V&A Dundee is an exciting new addition to a city that I have called home for just a couple of years. My mother is Dundonian, so from my earliest years, I spent a fair amount of timeContinue Reading “VISIT: V&A Dundee – Dundee’s NEW Museum of Design”

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VISIT: Lochnagar Crater (Grand Mine)

This post on the Lochnagar Crater is part of a series on the Great War sites at the Western Front. Pin images to bookmark!    Lochnagar Crater, 1 July 1916 Lochnagar Crater exploded into being at 7.28 a.m. on the 1st of July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme. We remember that dayContinue Reading “VISIT: Lochnagar Crater (Grand Mine)”

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VISIT: Arras City Centre, Arras Memorial and Cemetery

  Arras City Centre The beautiful mediaeval town of Arras has not one but two gorgeous, Flemish-style central squares. It has the traditional cloth hall and belfry in Place des Heros. If you’re feeling limber and sound of knee, you could always climb the belfry. Since I’m not made of knees, I declined. Just around theContinue Reading “VISIT: Arras City Centre, Arras Memorial and Cemetery”