Search This Blog

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

This time last year...Encore post.

This time last year, in the morning DH and I left London and travelled to France...that afternoon we explored Calais. Here's what I wrote about that day...

Calais...

DH and I caught the Eurostar train from London to Calais. We were able to wheel our suitcases the short distance from our Kings Cross Hotel to St Pancras International Station.
The journey took a mere 1 hour and 1 minute to reach Calais in France. The train uses the English Channel Tunnel...I knitted while the train sped along much faster than any Australian train I've been on.


We were staying overnight in Calais as our connecting train to Amiens wouldn't be until the next morning. A taxi took us to our hotel...
This is the hallway from reception to our room.
Part of our lovely room...

After settling in,we went exploring the town... I noticed these cute little local buses that came along at regular intervals..
As we neared the waterfront we saw this large square...the town had erected a large sculpture in honour of Charles de Gaulle and his wife we presumed. (DH's schoolboy French wasn't able to completely decipher the inscription) 

This square was big!

We moved on towards the waterfront...

A zoom in on that big ferry...
A busy dock area...
We then turned around and walked the other way...
The large canal...

 We turned to our left and noticed some sort of tower in the distance...
We walked towards it...a bit closer now...

Then we were finally able to see the building...it was the Town Hall...

It was surrounded by beautiful gardens...they were magnificent!

There was also this rather imposing sculpture which we thought at first was the Burghers of Calais but the inscription didn't say that...we couldn't read it! Lol


Some more lovely buildings on the way back to the hotel...
Calais was delightful and 'getting into the spirit' DH and I sat at a cafe table on the pavement with a drink and a bowl of French Fries (pomme Frites) and watched the world go by! We went back to the same cafe later in the evening for dinner as well. 
Now a little extra on this post about Calais...
 Here's a closer look at the very swish orange juicer!

4 comments:

doodles n daydreams said...

A nice walk about Calais. Thanks.

Diana

shez said...

Hi Maria Thankyou for sharing your wonderful time,love the pics xx

angela said...

Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing

Susan said...

Time goes doesn't it, hardly seems a year ago since I read the original.
That fast train would be a boon in Australia wouldn't it!
Love the swish juicer... looks very organised :D)