Image of a Rouen street

Rouen…

I have to be honest, at first I thought of Rouen as simply a place to stop over on the way to the coast, but I really enjoyed the city. I discovered that it is not only beautiful, but also renowned for it’s superb late afternoon light (some of which I believe I captured). Naturally we visited the famed cathedral, and then several other traditional churches until we came upon the modernist Church of St Joan of Arc, located in the centre of the ancient market square. Described by a fellow guest at the B&B we later stayed in as ‘monstrous’, it certainly is interesting, if not a trifle ‘sudden!’ Designed by architect Louis Arretche in 1979…

Image of Rouen Cathedral
Rouen Cathedral elevation – I like the uneven towers… © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
Image of interior of Rouen Cathedral
Interior of Rouen Cathedral – I love the 17mm TS-E..! © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
Image of macaroons in Rouen France
Hmmmm…how many of these can I fit in my camera bag..? © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
Image of a church in Rouen
A church in Rouen © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
Image of a Rouen street
Timber framing from the 14th century… © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
Image of the Gros-Horloge, Rouen
The famous Gros-Horloge… a 16th century astronomical clock. © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
Image of a church in Rouen
Another of Rouen’s churches… © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
Exterior of the church of St Joan of Arc
Exterior of the church of St Joan of Arc © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
Interior of the church of St Joan of Arc
The curves of the church of St Joan of Arc are said to symbolise the flames that consumed her, as well as an overturned viking longboat… © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
Interior of the church of St Joan of Arc
Love it or loath it, certainly it is fun to photograph… © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
Interior of the church of St Joan of Arc
The stained glass windows come from the 16th century Church of Saint Vincent © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
Interior of the church of St Joan of Arc
Another view of the sweeping ceiling © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
Image of a Rouen street
Some great restaurants… © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
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