When Sally and I visited Lille, in northern France, in March this year, it rained – a lot! Still, wet cobble-stoned streets and squares, such as La Place du General de Gaulle, provide interesting photo opportunities. This square, also known as Grand Place, is right in the centre of the city and is certainly lives up to that name. This photo was taken while we sheltered in the doorway of a bookshop and waited for a break in the showers.
La Voix du Nord (The Voice of the North) is a daily regional newspaper, which started in 1941 as an underground publication for the resistance, during the second world war. The headquarters is here in Lille in this art deco building, dating from 1932.