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The Church of St Joan of Arc in Rouen.
Modern architecture that incorporates the stained glass of another church that was destroyed during WW2. As the stained windows had been taken by the nazis to Germany, after 1939, they were preserved. Later they were taken back to France.

I bumped into it while I was strolling in the ancient market square, the place where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake. A small garden, Le Bouchet, marks the exact spot.

The modern church Sainte-Jeanne d'Arc and the adjacent market halls were designed by the architect Louis Arretche, who thought the sweeping curves of the structure evoke both the flames that consumed Joan of Arc and an overturned longship. Many early Christian churches were designed in the shape of an overturned boat. The market halls simultaneously resemble smaller overturned boats and fish with gaping mouths, which are also rich Christian symbols.[wikipedia]



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