When the radio message from Umberto Nobile and 9 of his crew was finally picked up by a soviet amateur radio operator Nikolai Schmidt on 3 June 1928, they had been stranded on the ice for eight days. Where the rest of the crew of the airship Italia could be,
There is a battle going in on Dieppe and it’s over a bridge. Not on it, but because of it. A battle of heritage, hydraulics and hope.
Linking Dieppe to Pollet
The Pont Colbert has linked Dieppe to the old Pollet district for over 100 years. Pollet was for centuries the home
The Cliff, Étretat, Sunset, was painted in the early months of 1883, a time Monet would always remember with unease. The painting looks out to sea at the Porte d'Aval arch overlapping Aiguille, a tall rock spire. Next to them the dark orange sun like a burning coal, is set
A 1908 postcard of a racing Fiat hurtling through Seine-Inférieure (now Seine Maritime) driven by a stylish pair of moustache and goggle wearing Italians, led us to the discovery that early Grand Prix races took place in Normandy. Le Mans may have been the first Grand Prix in 1906, but
Rabbit and poultry vendors
Today our midweek photo post comes from the small farming community of Cressy in Seine Maritime. Our guest blogger Gertrude Käsebier visited in 1894, while an art student in Paris. Her unique photographs of Normandy country life reveal a world now long lost, a time just before the