Tuesday, 22 October 2013

One Last Calais Post!

One of the good things about blogging and, I suppose photo albums is that you can enjoy things for longer. But saving photos on here is easier than making a photo album. If one day they are all gone due to societal breakdown then I probably won't have time to worry about that as there will be other things to worry about instead so it is a win win situation! (I have just finished reading the Margaret Atwood MaddAddam trilogy which I absolutely loved and which really shows our current society for what it could very easily become (hence the thoughts of societal breakdown). I loved the way she did that but what I liked the most is her creation of the beautiful Crakers ( created beings who are largely human but without all the bad bits.) Anyway, back to Calais..
 On the path leading up to the lighthouse we could smell a beautiful honey scent. Only on the way back down the path did we realise it came from this little bed of white flowers.
 Humped fishing nets around the harbour. They were lovely shades of faded blue and green.
 'Oh, I'll just pop this in the bin' he said (in French of course), as he jauntily strolled down the road.
 Two little dogs on the deserted beach having so much fun. They ran up to us all happy as we walked past them. Their people were English.
 Andy on the beach.
 And me.
 Big boat. little boat.
 Mmmm smoked salmon!
 And moules frites. Mmmm!
 We sat in the window to the left of the middle diamond. It was lovely to look out on the windy grey sky and sea, people walking and boats passing.
 Catholic statues, horse and cat clocks, fairies and dream catchers. This shop caters for all tastes and spiritual leanings.
 The church where Charles de Gaulle married Yvonne Vendroux in 1921. 
A green house with blue and red sign detail. Love how it looks but it would encourage gigantic spiders into the house!
The town square. The wet surface reflected the tower well. I am not sure if the tower is the remains of something else which is what it looks like.  In an effort to find out I just found this interesting blog post about a visit to Calais. Weirdly enough on my birthday in 2008! The building is a watchtower. It is very old and it survived the bombs-well done that building!


Carole Reid said...

Cute picture of you on the beach, Sarah. I've enjoyed your photos of Calais and even googled "Calais" because I kept thinking I know something about that place. I did...... Calais lace! Happy Birthday wishes to you. xo Carole

Helen McCookerybook said...

Looks like you had a fabulous day! Calais is a great place to visit- really good fun; you've made me want to go again! HAppy birthday and look forward to seeing you soon xxx