This week our guest blogger is Donald G. Mitchell who adds a personal view of Rouen to some rather lovely etchings and drawings by Charles Pinet. Donald was an American traveler, essayist and novelist who usually wrote under the pen name Lk Marvel.
Donald's wonderful descriptive article about Rouen in the
When newly qualified doctor Léon Dufour arrived at Fécamp in 1881 he was 25, idealistic and infinitely kind. He would be one of just five doctors in a town of 13,000 people.
Fécamp was a busy port that had earned itself the curious soubriquet of ‘the town of women’. At any
Match! Sculptures of Adam and Eve on the Tour de Beurre, Rouen cathedral
The history of Rouen cathedral is one of stubbornness in the face of Vikings, fire, lightning strikes, falling spires and destructive wars. First an unremarkable riverside church in the 4th century, a determined clergy and Rouennaise people have
There are two very different memorials in Le Havre; one for lives lost, the other for lives taken, for France.
Our postcard shows a glorious memorial to the 6000 people of Le Havre who died in WW1. They gave their lives for their country in conditions so awful we cannot imagine them.
Early on the morning of Wednesday 3 November 1948 a tall Californian woman looked out from the S.S. America to see her first view of France. As the ship was carefully tugged around rusting war wrecks into the harbour she saw the twinkly lights of Le Havre and heaps of