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The space explorer who never left earth, from Donville-les-Bains

donville les baines beach vintage postcard

Decades before the first spacewalk, a child looked out across the sea from the top of Donville-les-Bains’ cliffs, and imagined distant worlds far beyond our own. The cliffs here face the setting sun. Vast, lurid sunsets are soon followed by a web of constellations, brilliant against the velvet heavens that edge

Honfleur at the end of the 19th century, in photochrom

Taken between between 1890 and 1900, these photochrom images of Honfleur are at once familiar yet remote. We recognise buildings but can only envy the photographer who saw a steam ship dock by the Chenin Blanc hotel, or took a horse drawn carriage ride past la Lieutenance. Photochrom, a method of adding colour

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