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Reconquered France - Nouvron

Reconquered France – Nouvron

  Another World War One propaganda postcards from my grandfather’s collection:     The text in the picture says “French people, let’s remember!” The legend says: Reconquered France (1917) – Nouvron – Fritz shelters in stone quarries, retaken in March 1917.      

Oiwa Island 2

Meanwhile in Japan…

  No, I’m not forgetting about this blog. It’s just that, like every three years, all the fun is happening somewhere else, namely Japan, and as such, I’m using all of my blogging time for Setouchi Explorer. What is happening, you may be wondering? The...

Where in Paris 3

Where in Paris?

  A long time ago, at the very beginnings of this blog, I had posted a very short lived series of pictures / quizzes called “Where in Paris?“ The goal was simple: I post a picture of Paris, you need to find where it was...

Japanese Frog

Japanese Frog

    Isn’t this frog the cutest? I found it one summer day on the railing of the stairs outside my apartment. I guess it was hiding from the heat at it was a very hot day. It was very small, not larger than 2...

David Bowie

David Bowie (1947-2016)

  It’s funny how, when people ask me who my favorite singer/band is, I almost never answer David Bowie (I usually say Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails or Explosions in the Sky, depending on who I’m talking to). Yet, a day rarely goes by without me...

Ozuchishima Sunset

Happy New Year 2016

    Just a quick note to wish you all a very Happy New Year 2016!   (in case, you’re wondering, the picture shows the island of Ozuchishima in the Seto Inland Sea, Japan – i.e. my “backyard”).      

Artillerie - Manoeuvre du canon de 75

Maneuvering of the French 75 mm Field Gun

    This postcard is pretty interesting in the fact that it is in color (black and white pictures that has been painted over). Also the cannon that is depicted, the French 75 mm field gun seems to have been a big deal back then, it...