Not many people find out how a family member met their death in The Great War or if they did find out it is from [...]
Paris is known the world over for its art, fashion and photography. It is the city of Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau and many more great photographers. The streets and boulevards are full of images just waiting to be taken. The Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, and the millions of tourists who visit this beautiful city each year come to capture some of these images, and also to get themselves on film standing in front of the tourist attractions that the city has to offer.
The Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial close to the village of Romagne-sous-Montfaucon in northern France is a site I have visited on a number of occasions. It seems somewhat of a paradox to say that the feeling of peace and serenity that comes over me when I wander amongst the graves.
This was first posted on Flickr in 2004. It is a subject of great interest. I have not changed the text as it is as relevant today as it was nine years ago - and will remain so! This 11th November 2004 my wife Ghislaine and I visited the Chemin des Dames, 80 kilometres of East of Paris. One of the killing grounds of WW1.
The day I had planned to photograph the Eiffel Tower, it was raining. To make matters worse, I overslept, misplaced my hotel key, and was feeling the effects of too much wine from the night before.