Yes, it is still Wednesday, May 14th, and we are in Rouen where the Siene and Eure rivers meet.
The Romans built an extensive wall around the city and by 313 A.D. it was already a religious center for the region of France that is now Normandy.
|The first church on this site was built in 393 A.D. and a Romanesque church in 1000 A.D.|
Not to be out done by towns such as Amiens and Beauvais, from 1140 to 1500
the current church was built. That is a mighty long building program.
|Not withstanding the cost in human lives and resources to create this cathedral it is inspiring!|
Man striving to connect with God.
|After the dreary dark ages Europe was emerging trying|
to find something to believe in, something greater than themselves.
|Not sure where it leads to, but a very elegant stair way.|
|Rouen was very prosperous during the middle ages and well |
into the renaissance as shown by the distinctive half-timbered
buildings typical of this part of France.
|It may look like it is falling over but it has stood this way for several |
hundred years so chances are it will last a few more years.