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50 and 500

Today I noticed that there are 50 people following by blog and I want to say thank you. I hope, I’m able to inspire you for your own trips and yoyu enjoy my posts and photos.

I also noticed the sum of more than 500 likes for my recent posts. I’m so glad about that and I want to say thank you for liking my posts and photos, too.

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Bayeux cathedral

This post is dedicated to the Bayeux cathedral, while my last post focused the city.

Bayeux cathedral “Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Bayeux” is a romanesc cathedral, just like oft of the cathedrals we visited during our trip in the Normandie. While most of the other cathedrals in the Normandie Continue reading “Bayeux cathedral”

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Bayeux

Our travel guide recomended Bayeux because of the Bayeux Tapestry. What’s that? It’s a kind of museum showing an embroidered cloth telling the story of the battel of Hastings and it’s reasons. The cloth was created in the 11th century  and is nearly 70 meters long.  The story of why and how the normans conquered Continue reading “Bayeux”

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sunset boulevard

France is located in Western-Europe. France borders to the Atlantic ocean.  Because of these facts, you can easily conclude, that it’s quite easy to see a sunset over the ocean. Instead, often are huge clouds in the sky right at the horizon. Even if you can’t see any clouds in the sky, the sun vanished behind clouds right before the Continue reading “sunset boulevard”

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Eglise St. Jeanne d’Arc de Rouen

is also a church, but an unusual one.

This church is very modern, similar to St. Joseph in Le Havre, but much different. The similarity is only in being modern and unusual.

The shape of this church is like ocean waves.The bell hangs outside under a small roof directed to the market halls. The church and the market halls are connected by parts of the roof and the same in style. The highest wave forms the tower, but in front of the church is a very high cross instead of locating it on the tower.

This church is Continue reading “Eglise St. Jeanne d’Arc de Rouen”

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Another day, another award

That’s the way the world goes.

I’m not ready with the nominations for my last award, I got the next on.

Ricardo Viela nominated me for the “Versatile Blog Award“, whom I thank for.

As the rules go,

  1.  I have to thank to the donator and link back to her    –  done!
  2.  I have to share 7 things about me     –   done!
  3.  Nominate 10 bloggers you admire and contact your chosen bloggers to let them know about the nomination   –   done!

Fact about me:

  • I like scifi movies and stories.
  • I’m interested in IT for nearly 30 years.
  • I started computing and programming on an Apple IIe personal computer.
  • I’m interested in Linux since 1994
  • I’m interested in history
  • I’m interested in greek mythology
  • I like good food

Next nominees:

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Cathedral Notre-Dame de l’Assomption in Rouen III

What do you expect to find in an old, gothic cathedral? Chairs, crosses, candles, bells, statues of angles and saints, altars, graves. OK, whom do you think is burried in the graves? Church dignitaries, the architect, kings, royal family members or members of the local sovereign. OK, and in France? The same. Continue reading “Cathedral Notre-Dame de l’Assomption in Rouen III”

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Cathedral Notre-Dame de l’Assomption in Rouen II

Todays post is an extention to my last post on the same topic. The cathedral is very interesting from a certain perspective: Jeanne d’Arc

This woman, born in 1412, was killed on May 30th of 1431 in Rouen after a trial, where she was found guilty for heresy (meaning being opponent to the roman catholic church and teaching others about that). The real reasons instead were different.

During the 100-years war England was stronger than France from the military aspects, and she, even not a man, led the french army to a glorious victory against England. She offered herself to the franch king, because she had a vision to do so and was able to convince the french government on her godly assignment . Later, after her victories, she was captured and delievered to the English army and put to a trial. The French king instead didn’t investigated to get her free. So she was found guilty by the court and executed by buring her at the stake. 25 years later another court pronounced her innocent and declared her as a martyr. This is only a very brief overview of the story. Use wikipedia or go to your local public library to get more information about Jeanne d’Arc and the 100-years war in Europe.

Today you can find several monuments to honour her. One of these (yeah, we’re back at the topic) Continue reading “Cathedral Notre-Dame de l’Assomption in Rouen II”

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Cathedral Notre-Dame de l’Assomption in Rouen

This is also a gothic cathedral .

I was kind of surprised of the bad shape of this cathedral. Many figurines, usally standing outside in the fasade or on the roof, were lined up inside. Each with a note, where its usual place is. They were in extremly bad shape. You already saw photos of gargoyles damaged by erosion and the aicd rain, but these figurines looked worse.

You know, each romanic or gothic cathedral has wonderful colorful glass windows. But here were only very few of them. Nearly all windows at the sides and also those, not in the primary direction on view, were of milky glass instead of colorful glass. Also, parts of the entrance side were covered by scaffolds and canvas for fasade reconstructions. It seemed to me, we were in the late 1940s or 1950s, when some (many) of the war reconstructions were not already done. But it is 2012 and the last war is over for 67 years. Continue reading “Cathedral Notre-Dame de l’Assomption in Rouen”

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One lovley blog award

Yesterday evening I received the notification of being nominated for the “One lovely blog award”. An award from blogers for blogers. Thank you, John.

I was very surprised and feeling flattered for that. I also feel honoured for being chosen. Thus I’m sending a warm and sincere “Thank you” back to John, a guy from Boston, USA. He also writes an excellent blog.

As the rules go,

  1.  I have to thank to the donator and link back to her    –  done!
  2.  I have to share 7 things about me     –   done!
  3.  Nominate 10 or so bloggers you admire and contact your chosen bloggers to let them know about the nomination   –   done!

Fact about me:

  • I live in Germany.
  • I studied business administration but
  • work in the IT.
  • I love being at an ocean (preferably in a warm country)
  • I love reading a good book (might be a thriller, but no crime)
  • I love taking photos.
  • I like communicating with people from all over the world

Next nominees:

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Visiting Rouen

Rouen is the capitel of the Haute-Normandie. The city is much more crowded then the others we visited. But it is also a nice city. Many old houses are still there and nice places (squares / plaza). Many of them have interesting decorated facades. You also shoud visit the palace of justice and the oldes hotel of France.

Rouen also has a famous cathedral and a memorial to Jeanne d’Arc. Both of them will have their own posts.

Although I mentioned the old houses, Continue reading “Visiting Rouen”

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2012, the “11. Japantag” in Duesseldorf

Japantag means celebrating the good relationship between Japan and Germany, especially Duesseldorf, the capital of the German state Nordrhein-Westfalen (NRW, Northrhine-Westphalia). This day (festival) took place for the 11th time yesterday. It’s usually organized by the Japanses people, living in Duesseldorf. Duesseldorf is the city with the 3rd most Japanese inhabitants outside of Japan.  Continue reading “2012, the “11. Japantag” in Duesseldorf”