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Mr Monkey in Oostduinkerke, August 26th

"These are rather odd hotels"

Mr Monkey looking at Le Peniche Mr Monkey looking towards the Normandie

Waiting for his next tram, Mr Monkey spent the time looking at an interesting pair of hotels, Le Peniche and the Normandie. When these were built, during the 1930s, trans-atlantic liners were all the rage and the owners decided it'd be a good idea if their new hotels looked like ships. Mr Monkey wondered how long it would take to get to America in the Normandie hotel; the ship could get to New York in 4 days, give or take a few minutes.

You can read about the hotels at the Eurobookings website and the Normandie website.

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