Saturday, August 15, 2015

Rouen Cathedral

Rouen Cathedral is a mostly flamboyant Gothic, parts of it built from the late 13th century to the 14th, with frequent repairs, renovations, etc., owing to lightning, fires, wars of religion, nation, and ideology. Despite great suffering--seven RAF bombs fell on the building in 1943, and four more US bombs in 1944--the cathedral still stands and is certainly one of the great ones. Especially as immortalized by Monet.
West facade

The TI now owns the building where Monet rented rooms

An easel marks the spot

A bit of the exceptional sculptural program

A Jesse Tree

Nave view


South transept

Crossing, under the tower

North transept, stars leading to Bibliotech

View abaft the beam

William Long Sword, son of William (or was it Rollo?)

Rollo himself

Nice windows, some old, some Chartres blue


Fishmongers' window


Thus, up closer

Is anybody else warm in here?

Judgement without God

Nice Hell

Original angel/devil on shoulder

1 comment:

Tawana said...

Fabulous stained glass windows. Wow!