Wordless Wednesday17_Arras

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One thing I do like about visiting

 Europe is the late sunsets.At the moment we a pitch black by 1800 or shortly thereafter.

I had to wait another five minutes before

the Bell Tower lights were turned on.

So at nearly 2200, with the moon high in the sky

and some street lights on it was still not

dark enough to light up the Bell Tower.

Dinner at St Germain’s was long past.

Finally the lights were turned on…


and I discovered I was not the only person

in La Place des Heros waiting to take a photo.

Some of these were posted in Cee’s Black and White (Lights) Challenge.


Hope you enjoyed.


Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday (create-with-joy.com)

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Black and White Challenge:



My First full day in Arras was spent

stretching my legs around the city

and seeking a few sites to photograph.

These lights I found in St Germain’s Restaurant

in La Grand Place.

After seeing some postcards of Le Beffroi d’Arras, or

the Arras Bell Tower at night, it was high on my list.


I  thought I would look a bit of a dill wandering around

at 10 PM waiting for the Tower to light up.

However, many of those who were enjoying

a convivial evening in La Place des Heros

also took the opportunity to capture the sight

with whatever device they possessed.

Colour version in my Wordless Wednesday post



Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Lights




Weekly Photo Challenge-Order



My contribution for this week’s challenge…



Photos from my visit to the city of Arras in France.

Orderly arranged bolts of cloth at Saturday’s market

in Place des Heroes.

Tables and chairs arranged for the lunch and evening crowds.

An arrangement of glasses always fascinates me,

probably because my hands shake too much

to arrange them…without breaking many.


Finally…the subject of my visit,

Memorials and Cemeteries for those

who served on the

Western Front during World War I