Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Beautiful details in Rouen....

The charme of Rouen is hidden in the little and beautiful details: the artistic sign of the next boulanger (shop for artisanal bread), the wall decoarted with shells, the old&magic art-deco decorations.... One feels and sees that Rouen was an important and rich city in the past! In the 16th century the city was important harbour town for products exchange with Brazil.  Victor Hugo was calling the city: city of tausend church towers. A lot of architecture was destroyed during the Second World War bombing. However over 2000 colombage houses are still well preserved.


16 comments:

Marco Luyken said...

Hello Jana,
What a wonderful shots of these buildings. Great to see, it looks aa a wonderful art of work.
Delicious hearts..!!

Many greetings,
Marco

Lies said...

Leuk om een stukje 'Rouen' door jouw ogen te zien, Jana !
Lie(f)s.

Joop Zand said...

You have all the details very nice photographed Jana..... it's a nice post again.

Greetings, Joop

Filip and Kristel said...

Special details and nice angels.

Greetings,
Filip

Barb said...

Lovely architectural shots, Jana. The detail on the buildings is fabulous.

kulasa said...

wonderful! I loved walking with you virtually and was amazed at those beautiful structures :)

Saucy Kodz said...

I am imagining that it took an artist/sculpturer a very long time to lovingly create all this beauty in your beautiful photos. The building shots are indeed lovely and another virtual romp with Jana and her camera. Thank you so much :) Appreciate all your work that goes into these lovely posts.

Kristie Franklin said...

Hello Jana,

Thanks for your recent visit to my blog. Your post has some very lovely architectural photos. Of course, I think France is rich in history. Someday, I hope to revisit France especially in the areas outside of Paris.

Sending you well wishes for a happy weekend! :-)

papillon said...

Hallo Jana,

die kleinen Dinge sind manchmal die schönsten....happy weekend
LG J+C

papillon said...

Hallo Jana,

die kleinen Dinge sind manchmal die schönsten....happy weekend
LG J+C

betchai said...

what very beautiful details indeed, happy weekend Jana

Dietmut said...

Jana, heel mooie details van de gevelversieringen. Fijne avond en groetjes, Dietmut

Koryn said...

Oh, I can live in this place! Stepping into those alleys must've made you feel like a kid walking into a candy store :)

Koryn said...

What are those heart-shaped items, by the way? Cheese?

Jana said...

@Koryn: yep, the white hearts are cheese, its called Neufchatel (the name of the place where they make it, close to Rouen) and its raw cow-milk-product, we bought one of them, simply amazing:-)))

btw there is a funny story/legend that the French ladies (charmed by the English soldiers)during the 100-year-war were creating these cheese in this lovely shape...

Koryn said...

Ooh, I'm now curious about the story!