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Fresh gleanings in Rouen – 19th century guest post!

Rouen Fontaine du Gros Horloge Charles Pinet

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

The legend of Saint Romain & the dragon, in Rouen


Our postcard match today is Rue Saint Romain, in Rouen. Despite many years and renovations the view is clearly recognisable, cherished by Rouen as a precious, historic highway. This street is named for one of Rouen’s more exciting saints.  Saint Romain was a seventh century hero famous for battling lasciviousness, pagans and

Watercolours of Normandy by Gordon C. Home – guest artist blogger

Our guest blogger is Gordon Cochrane Home.  An artist, traveller and writer, Gordon visited Normandy at the beginning of the 20th century. This week Gordon is sharing illustrations of chateau Gaillard, Saint-Lô, Ouistreham, Domfront, Vire, Rouen and a Normandy farm. These paintings first appeared in his book 'Normandy Illustrated, the Scenery & Romance

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