Tag Archives: France

Views of Brittany in Black and White.

Colour photography provides such a wonderful opportunity, these days, for people to capture scenes in vivid reality and then go on to share them with friends and family. However, sometimes returning to black and white can add an extra dimension … Continue reading

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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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