Sunday, May 4, 2014

Arromanches-les-Bains

Arromanches-les-Bains is a seaside town where the British constructed a Mulberry harbor, known as Port Winston after their Prime Minister, during their landing at Gold Beach.  Today, the town includes a D-Day Museum sitting above the beach and the remains of the harbor.

Although Arromanches was in a British landing zone, I found this present from the United States in a parking lot next to the place where we had lunch.

Down on the beach was this caisson from the Mulberry harbor, with a bunch more in the background.

A row of caissons appears to have once formed a side of the harbor, or maybe a causeway.

Overlooking the beach is this viewing stand.  The tan section of roof behind and to the left of the carousel is part of the D-Day Museum.

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