Friday, 16 October 2009

The Jurassic Coast – Sidmouth, Devon, England

This photograph was taken looking south from Sidmouth which is a small town on the English Channel coast in Devon, South West England. The town lies at the mouth of the River Sid in the East Devon district, 15 miles (24 km) south east of Exeter. It has a population of about 15,000, of whom 40% are over 65, and a large part of the town has been designated as a Conservation area. Sidmouth's rocks contain fossils and so this stretch of coast is part of the Jurassic coast world heritage site.

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Rouen Cathedral

Rouen has been dubbed the "City of a Hundred Spires," for many of its important edifices are churches. Towering above them all is the highest spire in France, erected in 1876, a cast-iron tour-de-force rising 490 ft above the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. Claude Monet immortalized Rouen's cathedral facade in his paintings.

Amazon Adverts

Amazon Adverts

Subscribe via email

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner