What Lies through this window?

This mysterious window can be found in Aubeterre-sur Dronne.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Your Pick

Soaring

For Cee’s Black & White Challenge this week,with the theme of ‘texture’, another dramatic image from the subterranean church at Aubeterre-sur-Dronne.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Soaring

The Wine List

Meanwhile, back in Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, home to the subterranean church as featured n recent posts, on the main street there is a now closed down shop that obviously used to sell some very upmarket wines.

For example, a bottle of that 1967 Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion would nowadays set you back close to 400 dollars or euros. Cooking wine it ain’t.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Signs

Cut from the living rock

Cee’s theme for her Fun Foto Challenge this week is ‘man-made items’. Handily, this gives me an opportunity to post another image from the subterranean church at Aubeterre-sur-Dronne.

This edifice is a good fifteen feet high and it’s been created by cutting away the solid rock from all around it. If that’s not impressive then I don’t know what is.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Man-made items

The subterranean church

In the picturesque village of Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, in the Charente region, is to be found a subterranean church, carved out of solid rock. Originally, in what must have been a major feat of both architecture and engineering, it was dug out from beneath the local chateau, which no longer exists.

They call it a church, but in terms of sheer scale it could easily pass for a cathedral.

Cee’s Fun foto Challenge: Basically Two Colours