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Old February 19th, 2006, 01:57 AM   #1
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Honfleur by CVRKI

Honfleur, one of my fav spots on the Normandy coast.

Let's start with a pano of Honfleur's cliché, the Sainte-Catherine quay on the Vieux-Bassin (aka Old Dock)

Streets and houses of the Saint-Etienne quarter







La maison des aliens

The Roncheville manor

































Saint-Etienne church





The Lieutenance





The Old Dock (aka Vieux Bassin)

Again the Lieutenance (former house of the port captain)

A tablet recalling that Samuel Champlain's conquest of Quebec started right here.

The Sainte-Catherine quarter



The view right ahead of the Old Dock is not that sexy.



Some modern buildings trying not to ruin the spirit of the city.

Current port and docks.









A cool park facing...

... the new port facilities, for wooden products.

These are the facilities of Le Havre's port, on the other bank of Seine's estuary.

Honfleur's control tower.



The Pont de Normandie (Normandy Bridge)



Le sea, le sky and Le Havre




The jetty's railroad, drowned by the high-tide, this area is extremely dangerous, I almost got drowned as a toddler







If you find yourself surrounded by the tide, you'll have to climb up as fast as possible one of these little poles, your only possible refuge then

August in February, almost













Special dedication to Eugène Boudin













Back to the old town and the Sainte-Catherine quarter























Sainte-Catherine church part 1...

...and part 2









Saint-Etienne quay















Saint-Etienne quay again













Saint-Léonard church










Voilà, that's all folks, I hope you've enjoyed

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Old February 19th, 2006, 11:55 AM   #2
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Well I sure did!

What's the history behind that very dark blue color you see in many of the buildings? Is there a special local product where they can extract the color from, or is just a common thing in that part of france to paint houses with that color, it's not some form of tar is it?
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Old February 19th, 2006, 12:24 PM   #3
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What a great place, i love the places with such thinn houses arround, good job
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Old February 19th, 2006, 01:44 PM   #4
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Thanks guys
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What's the history behind that very dark blue color you see in many of the buildings? Is there a special local product where they can extract the color from, or is just a common thing in that part of france to paint houses with that color, it's not some form of tar is it?
It's neither paint nor tar, but a very common type of roof covering in western France, made of roofing shingles we call ardoises, thin slate sheets, which endure the oceanic climate very well.

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what a fantastic town. so much character and wonderful to explore.
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Lovely town and gorgeous pictures, thank you
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I'm really glad you enjoy !


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awesome, great looking town, thanks for the photos.
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