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Lens-Artists Challenge #99 – “old an new”

Today, it’s Amy’s turn to challenge us. And she did.  She was thinking of people wearing traditional clothes in a modern city or using modern machines. Another idea she told us, is a cityscape taken in a city with a history where new building standing beside old buildings or modern vehicles in front of historic buildings.

Here are my images for this challenge. As usual: click on the images to enlarge them.

I want to show you modern machine digging in the ground for coal, cerated eons ago.

Modern art in the middle of the king’s castle of an old kingdom?

Coal made the Ruhr area rich. Nowadays only the once dirty but now the remaining symbols are keeping the memory alive.

Some ancient traditions are kept alive by modern soldiers in traditional uniforms to keep the memory alive.

Once this was a dirty and busy harbor. Now startups, expensive restaurants, media agencies and hotels residing in the brick stone buildings as well as in the modern glass-and-steel buildings.

Even when visiting tiny greek islands you will stumble upon the achievements of modern society.

 

Have a nice weekend and

Take care

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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”