Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Look up! The City of Rouen.

In the heart of the historic city the Notre Dame Cathedral has grown over centuries and survived Viking Invasion and Allied Bombing in 1944.
A metalwork spire added in 1877 made the Cathedral in the tallest in the world for a brief time, and it is still the highest in France.

Also overhead, amongst fine Normandy style half-timber architecture is the Gros Horloge. In operation from the 14th Century until 1928 without stopping once, calculated to be more than 5 million hours.