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Walking home in Rouen

It is Saturday evening on la rue du Gros-Horloge, about three blocks from our apartment on rue St. Romain. We could always find our way home because of the Cathedral being taller than the houses and shops. Saturday night was … Continue reading

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Remembrance

Before leaving France we took a day to visit historic sites related to the World War II Battle of Normandy, first hopping a train to Caen, a city not far from the D-Day beaches which itself suffered great losses in … Continue reading

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A brief glimpse

Palace of Versailles: Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris: Musée d’Orsay, Paris:

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Rouen shops

We enjoyed lunch at Dame Cakes tea shop, housed in the former workshop of Ferdinand Marrou (link to machine-translated page), an artist in ironworks who created the tower on the Cathedral. Shopkeepers in Rouen are proud of their products, truly … Continue reading

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Runestone and a watchful eye

Near the Church of St. Ouen, a replica of a runestone commemorates Rouen’s Viking history. Vikings (some of my ancestors maybe?) took over the city of Rouen many times and went home in the winter. Then they got smart and … Continue reading

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Travels in watercolor

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Around town

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Painting on a rainy day

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Monet’s gardens

These photos are from Claude Monet’s house and gardens in Giverny, where he lived and painted for many years, and his and wife Alice’s children played. He would paint in his boat en plein air and trees were planted for … Continue reading

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Rouen sketchbook

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