Standing the Test of Time; The Rouen Cathedral
In Rouen, France, just a few blocks from the Great Clock of Rouen, is the Rouen Cathedral. This is a unique church in that it was built at various times, containing Early, High and Late gothic styles, as well as Renaissance style. Construction started 1202 and completed in 1880. They should have nicknamed it Timex, as it has taken quite a licking, but keeps on ticking. It has been burned, bombed, vandalized, and struck by lighting, all more times than you can count. But yet it still stands and is quite a site to see. When we visited, it had scaffolding alongside it it for repairs of the limestone due to erosion. You can read more about it's turbulent history here.