Tonight my 15 minute commute took 45 minutes. As a result, I had a lot of time to think about what I was going to write about these pictures. In fact, I'd been thinking about this post for several days. Perhaps I've been stumped about what to write because I kept coming back to the question of why I took these pictures in the first place. After leaving Paris we traveled throughout Normandy, stopping first in the town of Chartres to see the Chartres Cathedral. It's a massive structure, one of the few cathedrals to survive the de-Christianization purges of the French Revolution. It's also unique because one spire is built in the Romanesque style while the other is Flamboyant Gothic. Somehow I chose not to take a picture of the cathedral, and instead took a picture of this (what you find if you follow the path behind the building and down the stairs):
It's pretty, but whhhyyy?
Next we traveled to Mont Sainte-Michel, the island monastery on the Norman coast.
We ended our trip in Arromanches and spent a day exploring Juno Beach, site of the British landings on D-Day. The remnants of the landing craft are clearly visible on the beach in the foreground and in the distance in the water.
The sun rises over Juno Beach