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74 Years Later

18 Feb

Apropos of nothing, here is a picture I found of Nazi-occupied Colmar, in France’s Alsace-Lorraine region. It had been a province of Imperial Germany from 1871 until 1918, and Hitler re-took it in 1940 and integrated it into the state of Baden. It reverted to France after the war. Here is the corner of Rue Kleber and Boulevard du Champ de Mars in Colmar in 1940, soon after the German annexation: 

 

Here is what it looks like today: 

 

Buffalo on Baie James

27 Jun

From a map in Aer Lingus’ in-flight magazine:

Instead of the hydroelectric from Niagara, according to this map we’re very close to the James Bay Project.