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March 23rd 2007
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Snapshots of Rouen

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March 23rd 2007
Will Gordon
Here are some pictures of Rouen. I spent the afternoon walking around the city with Eric, the Quebecois and history professor. It is an interesting and beautiful (very old) city.

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Behind me is a Cathedral built around the 14th century. The buildings date to the 17th and 18th centuries (look closely, most of them are swayed a bit).
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Rouen Cathedral

The tallest point on this Cathedral was finished in the middle of the 19th century. At the time it was the tallest man-made structure in the world,and remained so until the Eiffel Tower was built
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Missing heads

During the French Revolution many churches were defaced as a rebellion against the Church. It is common now to see many sculptures/carvings with figures with their heads chopped off. Many of the heads of figures on the Rouen Cathedral are missing.
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More missing heads

more detail, more headless figures

This is the square where Joan of Arc was tried and put to death. to the right is a monument and Church in her honor.
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Rouen Tribunale

This is the oldest tribunal (court) in Europe that is still in operation.
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Row of Houses

A view from the parc

A statue in the square in front City Hall.

27th March 2007

Rouen Beautiful City
Have just booked to go back to Rouen in July. Am staying about 10 mins from Rouen in a village called Bosgouet. Australian woman owns a chateau there and runs culinary vacations....hands on cooking classes with guest chefs. I have been to Rouen before so am very excited as it is a simply gorgeous city! Musee de Beau Arts is supposed to be the best provincial museum in France. Any way cannot wait to return to Rouen and uncover more of her treasures! Loved your pics!

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