So where's the snow?

Muddling through in Austria, God and life, teaching and gardening plus the occasional cow

Shadows of War in Amiens



On our recent road trip from Cherbourg to home in Austria, we stopped overnight in Amiens in France.


What a sunrise!


The gloom made me think of all the battles that took place in the area, how cold the soldiers must have been in the trenches on such a cold December morning

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Shadowed.”


10 thoughts on “Shadows of War in Amiens

  1. Lovely and your thoughts are sobering. We visited the beaches of Normandy a few years ago and found the same combination of beauty and sadness.



    • We drove through areas for both wars and it was difficult to imagine them full of soldiers and death, but you’re right, there is a sadness…… good idea from your blog, have just given up diet coke – which I hear can be as bad for you as the full sugar one!!!!


  2. Beautiful colours… I think the first is my favourite, it’s looks like a painting, very evocative like you say.


  3. Beautiful and mystical. I love those colours – I don’t think I’ve seen a sunrise quite like that ever before!


    • Thanks.Only the first photo was taken on a standard setting, the others were on the dusk/dawn setting, so the colours were affected. I don’t believe in changing them beyond what the camera has done!


  4. The photos evokes sadness and mystery, then there is beauty.


  5. Pingback: Weekly Photo Challenge-Shadowed | WoollyMuses

  6. Your shots evoke the cold you felt – well done.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s