11 November 2011

secret caves

Did you know that during World War I, over 25,000 British soldiers hid underground in a labyrinth of secret caves under the city of Arras, France?
About 60 feet underground, 25,000 Allied soldiers hid for eight days before the Battle of Arras in 1917. Originally the caves were medieval chalk quarries. There are about 12 miles of tunnels, and with these tunnels, soldiers were able to advance on the Germans.

And back above ground again...

07 November 2011

a rainbow in paris

Parisian family out for a Sunday stroll.