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Champs de Bataille, 1914-1916

At the crossroads between Fort de Vaux, Verdun and Ford de Douaumont, the dying Lion marks the spot of the German furthest advancement. It’s just a hundred meters short of Fort de Soueville, Verdun’s last defense. 261 more words

Europe

'Package-free': How a Verdun family reduced household waste to the size of a soup can

Jessica Morales says she’s stubborn, and that has helped her make a significant change in the way her family lives.

“They think I’m crazy,” she grins, “but they’re also inspired,” she says of her friends. 418 more words

News

another Silver Washed Fritillary

It’s four years since I last saw a beautiful Silver Washed Fritillary.

Roz spotted this one as we walked towards Douaumont Ossuary.

It was happy to carry on feeding whilst I rattled off several shots. 90 more words

War

Renault at Verdun

After last year’s trip to The Somme it was good to squeeze in a few hours at Verdun.

As a Renault enthusiast it took me less than a nano second to suss out who’d made this dinky little tank. 152 more words

Walking

Travelin' Blog

Recently, I visited Montreal and Vermont. I never leave home without at least a few art mediums, so I was able to capture sketches of the rooftop view from our lodgings in Montreal, Dieu du Ciel on Laurier Ave, a plein air watercolor of the view from the courtyard in the middle of Old Port Montreal, and Foam Brewery in Vermont. 79 more words

Art

On teste: Le Support - Fondation de la déficience intellectuelle

En revenant de nos mini-vacances il y a deux semaines, nous nous sommes faites acceuillir par quelques publisacs à notre porte. Habituellement, ça va directement au recyclage, mais on a décidé d’y faire le tour au cas où il y avait du papier journal qu’on pouvait récupérer pour notre composte (oui! 485 more words

Montreal

High-speed crash in Verdun sends man to hospital

A 23-year-old man is in hospital after losing control of his vehicle while driving in Verdun late Sunday night.

Montreal police say the man was driving westbound on de Verdun Street around 12:40 a.m. 88 more words

Canada