Normandy WW2 Trip Report with my guest, Phil Roberson, who shares his great passion for WW2 history, how he has visited many battle landmarks in Normandy, and the appeal they had for him (and possibly you too!) D-Day happened on June 6th, 1944 and there has been extraordinary interest and curiosity about Operation Overlord or the “débarquement” as the French call it. The American cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer receives one million visitors per year. Would you like to be one of them?
The Cannes Film Festival draws big names and big crowds, but on the day of its birth it seemed to be heading towards failure. On the occasion of the 69th International Film Festival opened in Cannes on Wed, May 5th 2016, we look back at this annual ritual starting with its humble first iteration and discuss some of the movies that were celebrated over the years.
The city of Paris considered razing the Marais in order to build this the monstrosity pictured below. It was supposed to be a brilliant idea by Le Corbusier, but it would have been one of the greatest sins perpetrated against the City of Light.
Everyone loves the Marais neighborhood today, so it is hard to believe that at one point it was on the chopping block. This episode is the story of the circumstances that made such a near miss come about.
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You may also want to listen to Episode 27 where Elyse told us about the history of the Marais Neighborhood, and Episode 37 about Marseilles and its famous Cité Radieuse.