Standing on a Beach...

When I was in France I managed to get a single day on the Normandy beaches to do a sort of dry run on what I was planning for my next major project; English battlefields. The beaches are all so much more "obvious" in their history - beaches in Normandy normally only mean one thing when being discussed (especially this year, being the 70th anniversary), but they shouldn't, and to be fair, having visited them, they don't. Yes, there are signs of the landings, from monuments to museums to the occasional decaying bunker and the remains of the Mulberry harbour at Arromanches. But there's also signs of normality, and that's what I really want to be looking at - signs that life continues, that maybe the land forgets over time.

Anyway, without too much more to say at this moment (I want to think about them for longer), here's a selection of images. The only selections that have been done are for the individual image - they've not been curated in any way so they might work together.

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Juno Beach

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Omaha Beach

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Sword Beach

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Sword Beach

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Gold Beach

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Juno Beach

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Juno Beach

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Sword Beach

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Sword Beach

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Omaha Beach

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Gold Beach

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Gold Beach

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Juno Beach

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Omaha Beach

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Gold Beach

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Sword Beach

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Juno Beach

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Gold Beach

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Sword Beach

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Gold Beach

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Sword Beach

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Gold Beach

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