Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Arromanches-les-Bains ...

... map Asnelles - Saint-Côme-de-Fresné - Arromanches ...
... Place du 6 juin 1944 ...
... „Whale pier“ bridge element of the Mulberry Harbour in
  Arromanches-les-Bains. Exposed here since 6th June 2004.
From 1948 till 2004 in use as temporary bridge
over the Meuse in Quincy-Landzécourt ...
source: infoboard
... the Bofors 40 mm gun ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... is an anti-aircraft autocannon designed by the Swedish defence firm
of Bofors.  It was one of the most popular medium-weight
anti-aircraft 
 systems during World War II, used by most of the western Allies ... 
... the remaining caissons from the Mulberry Harbour "B",
known as Port Winston ...
(EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... a type of temporary harbour developed in World War II to offload
  cargo on the beaches during the Allied invasion of Normandy ...
... Aurelia aurita ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
 ... the medusa is translucent, usually about 25-40 cm across,
and can be recognized by its four horseshoe-shaped gonads
that are easily seen through the top of the bell ...

EN: moon jellyfish - NL: oorkwal
FR: méduse lune - DE: Ohrenqualle
... touristscope overlooking the remaining 'Mulberry' 
artificial harbour components  ...
... the beach promenade 'la Digue' and les falaises / the cliffs...
... paragliding on the Arromanches beach ...

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