Gros-Horloge: The “Big Clock” of Rouen


One of our stops in France included le gros-horloge de Rouen, the big clock of Rouen, a city which I’ve posted photographs of previously (such as of their Notre Dame). When I later did some research on the clock (via Google), I found a Japanese tourist had taken a photograph extremely similar to mine, and I couldn’t help thinking I had spotted some tourists the same day and time I had captured my photograph. Albiet, I digress, voici le photo:

The Brits have Big Ben, the French have the "Big Clock" of Rouen (actually, they have the substantially more famous "Strasbourg astronomical clock"), and the Yanks (that's me! Though not in the Japanese sense of the term.), well, a whole mess of clocks.

 

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About Zechariah Barrett

Greetings! Jambo! Hola ! 你好 ! Bonjour ! Hallo ! Привет ! Buongiorno ! こんにちは ! Thanks for checking out my profile. I'm Zechariah, an author, photographer, graphics designer, language learner, techie... I'll stop there for now. One more thing. I'm also a Christian. Depending on your life experience, that may mean different things to you. I want to assure you, however, that I don't subscribe to all the prevailing views. I don't subscribe to hate. I don't engage in party politics. I both care about a robust economy as well as the environment and social issues. I want to truly live my life by the Spirit of Christ, and that entails loving others and caring for this world. That's how I'm different. I'm not here to cast judgmental glances or make you feel like trash. My heart is to help others, and I hope that shows in all that I do. I also want to have a discussion. Not a debate, not an argument. I want to engage with my readers and viewers regardless of our differences, and then start a conversation. Let's make this world a better place. Together.

Posted on 01/16/2012, in Photography, Post-A-Day {2012}, Technology, World Travel and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I’ve been to this place twice. I really love Rouen!

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