My Chick-y Footprints

traveller wanna-fly

Road Trip to the North 2… …

Colleville-sur-Mer

2013-02-21 11.34.16From Caen, we drove along the coast (D-Day beaches) where the Battle of Normandy occurred during World War II and visited the Normandy American Cemetary and Memorial on Omaha Beach. The land was granted by the French government to commemorate the brave fighters in the battle against the Nazis.

从卡昂,我们沿海(诺曼底登陆海滩)开往诺曼底美军公墓和纪念馆。世界第二大战的诺曼底战争就发生在这些沿海地区。这是美国在欧洲最大的公墓,来纪念那些在争战中的勇士。

 

 

2013-02-21 12.47.51There are more than 9000 burials in the cemetery spread out in 10 plots. In the visitor centre, one can learn much and appreciate the atmosphere during that period. The struggle, the hardship, the spirit. Their courage, their perseverance, their sacrifice.

那儿大概竖立了九千多个石碑,分布于十块墓地。在游客中心,可以领悟到当时的气氛。所有的挣扎、艰苦、战斗精神。他们的勇气、毅力、牺牲。

 

 

 

Le Mont Saint Michel 圣米歇尔山

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Next is the main target of our trip. It is an abbey on an island and known to be the ‘Wonder of the West’. It is in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Another such island is found in Japan, the Itsukushima Shrine.

接下来就是我们整个行程的宗旨。圣米歇尔山是个在岛上的修道院。她被列入UNESCO的世界遗产。另外一个相似的岛屿就是日本的严岛神社。

 

 

 

 

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The abbey looked absolutely beautiful with the sunny day. I’m not the right person to describe the place, but what I can say is that you’ll have to see it with your own eyes.

整座修道院的景色再加上温暖的阳光,真是锦上添花。这是一个百闻不如一见的景点。

 

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Saint-Malo 圣马洛

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Saint-Malo is a walled maritime city dating back to the Middle Ages and survived WWII too! We took a walk around the city wall, stopping so often it took us more than an hour instead of the 45 minutes told to us at the tourism office.

圣马洛是个围墙城市,从中世纪经历了二战生存到今天。我们绕着城墙走了一圈。普通来说只需用45分钟就走完了,我们却花了一小时多慢慢欣赏四周。

We had dinner in one of the many creperies in the city but most of them appeared to be quite empty. We joked that perhaps we visited a ghost town, but who cares? The food was good!!

There was more traces of life during breakfast next day, reassuring us that it’s occupied by humans =P

我们在这里吃晚餐时看见很多餐馆里客人寥寥无几,开着玩笑说不定这是个鬼镇。第二天吃早餐的时候总算还看见一些生气。

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