Sunday, February 1, 2009

Joan of Arc


I walked through this archway into the square where poor Joan of Arc was burned at the stake.
It is in the Capital of Normandy, Rouen.
Our barge was moored a few meters away on the Seine.
The cross stands on a little mound and marks the spot where history happened.
Nearby is a more contemporary building, a church which is dedicated to her life and memory.
It is an awesome place and left me meditative and quiet. I must read her story again.
The old timbered buildings are very worth visiting, but go in the Fall.

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1 comment:

Jan said...

Wonderful piece of history and inspiring. Love what you've done with the photograph