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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

ABC Wednesday: J is for Joan of Arc

The tower in which Jeanne d'Arc, the Maid of Orleans, was imprisoned
during her trial for heresy in Rouen, France, then controlled by the British.






© Photos by Kay Davies and Richard Schear, 2011

Dick had already climbed the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe, so he  added a climb up the stone stairway to the top of St. Joan's Tower to his list.

Posted for the letter J
in Mrs. Nesbitt's alphabetical meme
ABC Wednesday

18 comments:

Leslie: said...

I didn't get there the one time I was in France as I was on a tour. But it looks fascinating - what a story she had! Have a jolly week!

Leslie
abcw team

aka Penelope said...

Oh, entering this archway certainly shows what a claustrophobic and narrow space this is and how difficult it would have been to cope! Looks like Dick has been getting great exercise climbing up all those stairs in Europe. :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Not a pleasant place to stay, that's for sure!

Gary said...

Yes the rooms are smaller but so were the people, although this doresn't look like a spot I'd like to spend anytime. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Randi said...

Terrific captures of a very special place.

Crafty Gardener said...

Looks like a great place to visit.

diane b said...

A barbaric tower from barbaric times.

Friko said...

We visited Rouen, but missed the tower. Thanks for showing me just how stupid we were.

Kay L. Davies said...

@ Friko — You, of all people? Stupid? Never.

Joyful said...

The movie, Joan of Arc really touched me when I was a youngster. It is interesting to see the photos of this place where she spent her time.

Hildred and Charles said...

And we too missed Rouen, - saw it from a distance as we hurried along to catch the Chunnel Train. A very sombre looking tower...

Kay said...

Too bad we can't travel together. Art could go with Dick up towers and hills. I really don't like stairs. This is such a fabulous place. GREAT photos!

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Kay,
Thanks for sharing this wonderful post. I'm enchanted by the last composition,bravo!
Léia

jabblog said...

It looks so romantic but in reality it must have been a grim place in which to be imprisoned. Great photos:-)

Roger Owen Green said...

Always fascinated by Jeanne d'Arc
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

TheChieftess said...

Looks like an interesting spot!!! And Lindy looks a lot like our golden, Kelly!!!

anthonynorth said...

A foreboding place.

Ann said...

I'm trying to imagine how she felt walking through the doors of this place. It looks really beautiful now but then it probably was a very somber, dreadful place then.
Ann