Photographer's Note

I went to Rouen mainly to see Gothic cathedral made famous by Claude Monetwho painted the same scene at different times of the day. But unfortunately part of the cathedral was covered. In Rouen there are many beautiful half-timbered houses and nice gate with a big clock. They were shown here already so this is a corner that I liked very much.
Rouen in northern France on the River Seine, is the capital of the Haute-Normandie (Upper Normandy) region and the historic capital city of Normandy. Once one of the largest and most prosperous cities of medieval Europe, it was the seat of the Exchequer of Normandy in the Middle Ages. It was here that Joan of Arc was executed in 1431.
Rouen is known for its Notre Dame cathedral, with its Tour de Beurre (butter tower) financed by the sale of indulgences for the consumption of butter during Lent. The cathedral's gothic facade (completed in the 1500s) was the subject of a series of paintings by Claude Monet, some of which are exhibited in the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.

Sorry for too big picture, I realized it only when it was ready :(.

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