Tag Archives: military history

Church of the Madeleine

So this post is about one small, but very important part of a war walk. Not my usual flavour- This one is medieval. Yes. Even I get bored of WWI and WWII and branch out into other tragedies and massacres. … Continue reading

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Collioure to Banyul-sur-Mer

        This was the hardest hike of my life… 18kms on the coast walk from Collioure to Banyul-sur-Mer. 6kms of it was rated difficult, and when the French say their trail is difficult, it is DIFFICULT! These … Continue reading

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Carcassonne by day

For the history of Carcassonne, check out Carcassonne by night. Lots of fab night pics! The city and the Pont Vieux! Which is a beautiful bridge! When you look at it, it almost doesn’t seem real. There is such a … Continue reading

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Mont Saint Louis

The UNESCO World heritage site of Mont Louis, which is part of a group of sites called the fortifications of Vauban- all forts from the late 1600s. This was up in the Pyrenees and the sky really was that blue! … Continue reading

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Forts St. Elme and Dugommier

So my new American friend, Linda,  says to me… come on, Bird! Lets hit the forts. Now Fort St. Elme has been pounding at me like the tell-tale heart. I was always looking up at it… thinking… I have to … Continue reading

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Back to the Vendres…

Ok… So it is my favourite local walk. But the port is nice. I took some new pictures because this time to keep it interesting for you, my happy readers! Also of note, I walked my way to the fish … Continue reading

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A walk in the forest….

And… we are back! Summer has come to Berlin! I have heard that there is a season known as spring? We completely skipped that puppy and went straight on to summer… and it is walking season again! Given that I … Continue reading

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Krampnitz… Abandoned military base… or some form of infectious disease?

It’s a base, silly! This isn’t Pathology walks for health! Though as I was in the Charite hospital the other night to visit a friend, I could probably do both! 😉 One of my side interests is historical ethics in … Continue reading

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Bad Warbird…

I haven’t abandoned my plans or my blog… t has just been very cold here…really, far too cold for walks and adventures. The week it wasnt cold here, it was very busy. I had to do immigration stuff… a krieg … Continue reading

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The Reichshauptstadt strikes back!

Reichshauptstadt… It is one of those brutal German compound words… but all it means is… Empire capital city. 🙂 And… yes. It is fighting back. Today there was more snow… and even more than more snow on the ground? There … Continue reading

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