The word “epic” has been used approximately a nonillion times since our arrival here. Nonillion, in case you were wondering, is a number with 30 zeros behind it.

We all (with the exception of one individual) intensely hate the word epic and refrain from using it except in truly worthy circumstances. And this, ladies and gentlemen, is an epic picture. Thank you to my friend Molly DesRoches for her patience with my direction of photography. I think the end result was worth the several tries to take the perfect shot.

Outside La Notre-Dame de Bayeux, February 14, 2010