Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Pierrefonds...

This little critter was hanging around on a wall in the courtyard at the Chateau de Pierrefonds, near Compiegne, France. Pierrefonds was a transit point for alot of troops moving toward the front lines during World War One, which were not all that far away from Pierrefonds. This past November there was a great exhibition there on World War One graffiti and other artifacts from the "Great War", like a large cross made out of pieces of shrapnel. The exhibition was organized by Michel Boittiaux, who, as mentioned earlier, is one of the co-authors of the excellent book about First World War graffiti, the cover of which appears below here.
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2 comments:

Suzanne said...

Hello Owen, thanks for the hello. Do you know what part of Australia your daughter is coming to.

Hope you have a good week.

Owen Phillips said...

She will be on an exchange with a school in Brisbane, but I don't have the name of the school yet... Loved your pictures of kangas, hope we'll be seeing some more wildlife. I also really enjoyed the photography work done by Sarah Blockley, link from your site.
As for good week, am back to work today... through Saturday... would rather be at home working on the blog, but that's life !