Sunday, March 24, 2013

Dreaming of France

Please join this weekly meme. Grab a copy of the photo above and link back to An Accidental Blog. Share with the rest of us your passion for France. Did you read a good book set in France? See a movie? Take a photo in France? Have an adventure? Eat a fabulous meal or even just a pastry? Or if you're in France now, go ahead and lord it over the rest of us. We can take it.
Maybe we can all satisfy our yearnings for France, until we get there again.
Of course, we Americans have a lot of history in France. France was there for us during our Revolutionary War, and we were there for them during many wars, including World War II.
One of the characters, in my novel was a soldier in World War II who ended up marrying a Frenchwoman and staying there.
Here's a photo from the American cemetery in Saint-James, Normandy near the northeast edge of Brittany.
 
 And here's a detail shot of the archway above the door.
The soil may not be American, but it's consecrated by their sacrifices.

4 comments:

Louise said...

We visited some of the Normandy cemeteries in 1998, a very moving experience. My post is much more frivolous this week.

Roz . Russell said...

I remember going to the cemetery some years ago and realising how vast the gravestones were they stretched as far as the eye could see, it really brings it home to you, amazing

Sim Carter said...

My post, like Louise's, is on the opposite end of the spectrum - just a frothy trailer to an old 60's French classic.

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