Tuesday 28 May 2019
William the Conqueror had a castle in Caen, and it’s quite a place.
It offers lovely views across the city.
Within the walls there are artworks,
including one we saw in the Yorkshire Sculpture Park a couple of months ago.
It’s virtually flat but looks round.
The artworks are related to the art gallery,
a bold modern building with an extensive collection. Definitely worth looking at.
From there, I walked to the canal,
and then to the abbey where William’s wife, Matilda, is buried.
The organist was giving it full on Rick Wakeman.
This is Matilda’s tomb.
I hope there’s a bit more of her in there than of Will in his grave.
There are some formal gardens behind the Abbey but they were closed as they are setting up for a big event for the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
Caen is a beautiful place.
It has risen magnificently from the flames of conflict.