Caen, the Castle.

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.

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