Mike Neilson's Images

 

Assorted Images from my collection  

The Seine River

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   The Seine is the second-longest river in France. Rising from a spring near Dijon, it flows 485 miles roughly west-northwest to enter the English Channel at Le Havre. The Seine passes through Paris, Giverny (Monet's house), Les Andeleys (location of the Ch√Ęteau-Gaillard) and  Rouen.

   We had the privilege to visit Normandy, site of the D-Day landings June 6, 1944. It amazed me that sixty years after the landings local French people still remembered and were profoundly grateful to the United States, an altitude I felt nowhere else in France. As I stood on one of the beaches, I marveled at the determination and courage of Americans who scaled the cliffs under withering fire. They were truly members of "the greatest generation."