La Ferte Allais, 40 km south of Paris, shows a very interesting museum with a broad collection of airplanes from the origin to the end of world war II.
Some paintings as a challenge to the enemy
French military ancestor and tomb
Here’s a sigh to those who love me,
And a smile to those who hate ;
And whatever sky’s above me,
Here’s a heart for every fate.
Lalla Rookh by Thomas MOORE
” No man is an island
Entire of itself
Everyman is a piece of the continent
A part of the main
… And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls ;
It tolls for thee.”
No man is an island by John DONNE – 1624
Adieu Adieu ! thy plaintive anthem fades.
Past the near meadows over the still stream,
up the hill-side ; and now ’tis buried deep
in the next valley glades :
Was it a vision, or a waking dream?
Fled is that music:…do I wake or sleep ?
Ode to a nightingale by John KEATS
“Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark !
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;”
“Crossing the bar” by Alfred TENNYSON
Singapore Armenian cemetery
“He who shall teach the Child to Doubt
The rotting Grave shall ne’er get out.
He who respects the Infant’s faith
Triumphs over Hell and Death.”
Auguries of innocence by William BLAKE
South-west of France
“Death, be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadful, for thou are not so ;
Fot those whom thou think’st thou dost overthrow
Die not, poor Death, not yet canst thou kill me.”
Death be no proud by John DONNE