Time Traveling: Normandy

Carentan Parade: Gendarmerie

Carentan Parade: Gendarmerie

Being in Normandy for the 70th anniversary of D-Day was an experience unlike anything else. Every tiny French village has its own stories from the war so practically every spot is some sort of landmark. Bigger towns hosted many events and vintage uniforms and vehicles were ubiquitous. It was surreal.

This photograph from a parade in Carentan is one of my favorites from my entire time in Normandy. The parade was great fun, and although there are plenty of clues in the picture that it isn’t 1944 anymore, the Gendarmerie on the bicycles made me feel like I was in another time entirely. I decided to post-process it in black and white specifically to detract from the modern elements of the scene.

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