4 thoughts on “Photos of Bordeaux

  1. Very nice, though I did think the last one was tear gas in some election riot. Sorry.

  2. There are many pleasant reminders that the buildings of France – except in Normandy – escaped The War almost unscathed.

    Did you know there was a town in Normandy, Mortain, that was badly knocked about in the fighting, and then finally razed (after the battle was won) by an American commander in a fit of pique?

  3. Annual convention of the French Chapter of the Sub Ohm Vapers League?

  4. There are many pleasant reminders that the buildings of France – except in Normandy – escaped The War almost unscathed.

    That did come up in conversation over the weekend, yes.

    Did you know there was a town in Normandy, Mortain, that was badly knocked about in the fighting, and then finally razed (after the battle was won) by an American commander in a fit of pique?

    I didn’t know that, but I did know that when the Americans utterly destroyed Saint-Lô when kicking the Germans out one of them remarked afterwards: “We sure liberated the hell out of this place.”

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