Still in France, of course, and still waiting on the volcano to be quiet or airlines to move to Plan B. In addition to the Roman remains in France, there are many fortified and walled towns, churches, bridges, and even houses from the Middle Ages, a period of constant upheaval, armed marauders, and the Hundred Years War between the English and the French, which I found out actually succeeded another period of war that also lasted a hundred years. I guess, on the whole, I can kind of see why the French decided in the 20th century that war just wasn’t their thing, even when it was to defend themselves–not that I’ll quit ragging them about it, just that I understand it more.
And by the way, let me know if you have trouble with this new slideshow feature. On my current slow connection, it’s a little glitchy, but maybe that’s not the case on most connections.
Categories: Cool Old Places