Weekly Photo Challenge: Distorted

Structural Distortions in Medieval Buildings, Rouen, France

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An old building by the east gateway leans into the lane. Rouen, France. Ā© Misk Mask

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Tandy says:

    I love the homes over the streets and the skew buildings šŸ™‚

    1. Misky says:

      Rouen is a beautiful city. I rather fell in love with it. They had a wonderous Saturday market, too, that we were lucky enough to enjoy.

  2. I would love to be rambling through Rouen right now.. sigh.. beautiful photo!!

    1. Misky says:

      It’s a teeny bit cold yet for my taste, Smidge. But April or May, oooooh yes! šŸ™‚

  3. Amar Naik says:

    are this distortion done for a purpose or design?

    http://amarnaik.wordpress.com/2012/03/03/weekly-photo-challenge-distorted/

    1. Misky says:

      Hello, Amar. It’s neither by design not purpose. It’s all caused by nature, when the building’s foundation moves in the soil. These buildings date back to the 1500s, and most of the structural movement happened centuries ago. Many old buildings show this type distortion, although this example is extreme.

      Thanks for stopping by for a look and for leaving a comment. I’m off to your blog now to see your photo! šŸ˜€

  4. A perfect distortion, and what a wonderful city!

    1. Misky says:

      It really is a wonderful city, and the cathedral is amazing, too.

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