|The construction is actually just cleaning to remove the dirt|
and pollution from the past century
|One of the original stained glass windows|
|One of the newer stained glass windows|
The actual structure of the building was also damaged with several of the columns being moved in the blast, which is really amazing if you think about how enormous they are. But yeah, it's interesting to see the mix of old and new in one building, and also to think about how not even 500 year old cathedrals are safe from the destruction of war.
|View of the inside of the cathedral|
|The heart of the cathedral|
The cathedral also has a small area dedicated to St. Jeanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc) since she was killed less than a km away.
|Joan of Arc|
|Close-up of Le Gros Horloge|
|In front of Le Gros Horloge|
Anyway, from there we went to the square where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in 1431.
|The square where she died|
|Where the fire actually was|
Overall, this is an awesome (but cold!) town that is definitely worth going to, especially if you like history. It's been an important town since the Middle Ages and has been an important part of history from the Hundred Years War to WWII. Even Claude Monet has lived here, and made the cathedral famous in one of his paintings!
|See, even Fluffy liked Rouen!|
I had to include her in a few pictures
since she is after all the 'Globetrotter'!