Monthly Archives: January 2014

L’Hôtel de Ville & Le Beffroi d’Arras

The Hôtel de Ville (Town Hall) on the Place des Héros (and not the Grand’ Place) was destroyed during the war but has been recreated in its original style. The dominating belfry (beffroi) is 77m high, or 326 steps and offers a great view of … Continue reading

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The town square.

Arras has two “cobbled squares” Place des Heroes and the larger Grand Place linked together by a short cobbled street. The surrounding buildings are very impressive with intricate gables and long narrow windows set above columns that form walkways around … Continue reading

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Interesting buildings.

Last week I was able to spend a few days wandering the streets of Arras, France, with my camera. Not being one to stick to any particular theme I managed to “grab” a variety of shots that I’ll share with … Continue reading

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Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras.

Historical Information The French handed over Arras to Commonwealth forces in the spring of 1916 and the system of tunnels upon which the town is built were used and developed in preparation for the major offensive planned for April 1917. … Continue reading

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Early start.

Beep beep beep. Gosh! is it really time to get up. It’s so dark and all the car windows are iced over. Thank goodness the packing was done last night. I guess we’ve all had these sort of mornings when … Continue reading

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