Photo album Northern France

Room with a view, Lille

After the hotel we’d planned to stay in en route to the Channel lost our reservation and was unable to accommodate us, we diverted to Lille and stayed at the Novotel in the city. We’d never been there before and were pleasantly surprised; a distinctly Parisian feel but with a quiet and less polluted city […]

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Dieppe in autumn

It seems that even back in the 1990s, I still knew a thing or two about timing when it came to "street" photography. On arrival in Normandy during a trip to visit a French camera club for the weekend with friends from Yateley Camera Club, this was the scene which greeted us when we pulled […]

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Servicemen’s Graveyard, Loos, France

Each photo is 180° from the other, taken from the same spot. In one, the symmetric lines of life in the corn field. In the other, the symmetric lines of death in the graveyard.

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Pas de Calais, France

All the way through the northern part of France, we saw pairs of cars parked haphazardly and tiny sticklike figures walking across massive flat fields, carrying shotguns and enjoying the official hunting season. (Best viewed at a larger resolution.)

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Metz

Coincidentally, sitting in a traffic jam, listening to a song featuring the lyric ‘writing frightening verse to a buxom girl in Luxembourg’.

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