Photographer's Note

Le Havre is a Port in Normandy, in the North-West of France. As a big port, the city was strongly destroyed during World War II. The city was re-built just after the war in the by Auguste Perret (a french famous architect). He had to do quickly and cheap.

He designed a "modern" new town, with straight avenues, designed with 6,24 square modules and based on the use of concrete, for one of the first time in Europe, at that scale.

The city is one of the most important urban and architectural "creation" for the XXth century in Europe. And this is a fascinating and amazing place ! That's the reason why the city joined the World Heritage in July.

On this 1st picture, you can see the City Hall, built by Perret himself. A typical view from... Le Havre.

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