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Bonjour!
The skies in Normandy are stunning, such as the sunrises, sunsets, moonrises, moonsets, even stars sets and rises. I kept running back and forth , between 6 AM to 9 PM, and in between, I took pictures of farms, farmers, castles, cows, sheeps, frogs, horses, spiders and spiderwebs, leaves, rabbits, flowers, mice and fields cropped, uncropped. The peasants are vey busy people, taking care of one's farm.
I came back, after four months of retreat in green Viking territorry (=Normen = Normandie) with 11 000 pictures. For a city person who loves nature, anywhere I would look, my eyes went crazy and I had to save this sight to keep it as
a souvenir. In the back ground of this photo, there is the huge medieval roof of a military tower of the 12th century. The only exemple of military feodal architecture left in Normandy. The duke of Normandy, Guillaume-le-Conquerant, (William the Conqueror), became king of England in 1066, after the battle of Hastings. Most people who travel in this part of France know a certan type of Normandy, rich, chic, with horses and manoirs (Deauville, Honfleur) but this one, near Bernay, departement de l'Eure, is very authentic, simple, generous, only an hour and a half from Paris, and there are more old one-floor earth, wood and stone farms lived-in by working peasants than chiqui-chiqui cutsy-cutsy weekend cottages.

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