Walking to Rome: Via Francigena Day 15

image.png

Péronne. A lovely town richly endowed with post-war Art Deco architecture. And, set within the walls of the town’s 13 C. castle, is the modern Historial of the Great War, designed by architect Henri-Edouard Ciriani. 

Thankfully, our walking day to nearby Trefcon would be a short one, leaving us the morning to explore this museum which examines, with unflinching candor, the making of a war, its horrors and its aftermath. Among the artifacts and state-of-the-art presentations is Der Krieg (The War), artist Otto Dix’ collection of fifty unsettling etchings depicting the war as he experienced it from the trenches.

We left the museum in a pelting rain that persisted for the length of our mercifully short walk to Trefcon. Our warm room at Le Val D’omignon, a small rural gîte, was a thoroughly welcome end to the day.

 

_9245305

_9245310

_9245313

_9245331

_9245321

_9245322

_9245328

_9245335

_9245336

_9245340

_9245345

_9245347

_9245351

_9245359

_9245363

_9245367

_9245371

_9245374

_9245379

_9245381

_9245393

_9245385

_9245402

_9245408

_9245411

_9245418

_9245420

_9245443

_9255456

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s