Normandy

The Gallery theme this week was ‘Your Favourite Photograph’. Well, I found this extremely difficult because being married to a wonderful photographer, I have so many to choose from.

In the end I went for this picture as it has a story behind it. We love France especially Normandy & when we visit we are drawn to the beaches that saw so much carnage but such bravery during WWII. This photo was taken in August 2006 & we are in a café in Port-en-Bessin-Huppin. This little coastal village lies between Omaha & Gold beaches, key places during the Normandy landings. It has another claim to fame as it was used in the 1962 film ‘The Longest Day’ which chronicles the events of 6th June 1944.

This was a great holiday. I had just finished the final preparations to open the new school in September. I had given myself permission to relax & take some time out.

We are laughing because the owner was so determined to take our picture once she saw the camera. We were not sure if we were going to be part of a promotion for the café!

There is another reason for choosing this picture though. Two years later I retired from school & was presented with two canvas prints of it – one large in colour & the other smaller in black & white. It was a gift from my lunch time supervisors (dinner ladies!) who had asked my husband for a photo of us both. So as you can see it is a special photograph!

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