Photo Journal: Oradour-sur-Glane

Oradour-sur-Glane, a small village in Haute-Vienne  was occupied by the Nazi’s. on On 10 June 1944, 642 of its inhabitants, including its women and its children, babies in prams even, were massacred by a German Waffen-SS. After the war, a new village was built nearby, but president Charles de Gaulle ordered the burned remains of the original village maintained as a permanent memorial and museum. Visiting here is quite incredible. The amateur photographer in me couldn’t wait to visit, but the place left me brooding and silent. It is incredible. The village spirit and the souls that lived and died … Read More

Research: Loire Valley

Chateau Brissac is located near Angers, in the Loire area of France. What interests me here for research are the different building styles, the interiors and craftsmanship, the bedchamber of Louis XIII, the vineyards, and underground passages. Oh, and the medieval kitchen (will post pictures as soon as I find them!) WEBSITE Chateau de Saumur  is located in Saumur on the banks of the Loire river. I was interested in seeing the vineyards, the vast porcelain collection exhibited throughout, the art collections, the underground passages and stairways, and generally the … Read More