Some readers might have heard about the fire that caused severe damage over the weekend to the cathedral in the city of Nantes. I’ve posted a couple of images of the stained glass windows in this enormous edifice in the past and here is another, rather poignant one.
As well as the arched window, this image shows the cathedral’s massive baroque organ, dating back about 400 years. According to reports, the organ was almost entirely destroyed by fire, although fortunatelly the cathedral as a whole did not suffer anything like the damage that befell Notre Dame in Paris.
Regular viewers of these weekly posts may have noticed that I alternate between religious and secular windows. On this particular Monday it’s time for a massive display of stained glass, here ifrom the recently refurbished cathedral in the city of Nantes.
Cee’s Fun Foto theme for this week is just about as close to carte blanche as it’s possible to be. ‘Places people visit’: well, if there’s a photograph of it somebody must have visited it, in order to take the shot.
It’s fun being a pedant.
In the spirit of the theme, though, this place is definitely a tourist attraction and to prove it, this view of the cathedral of Saint-Front in Perigueux was actually taken from the window of our hotel room. I’ve stayed in places with worse views.
This week, another selection of images from my recent doorscursion to the town of Cahors. Last week I mentioned that a notable feature was the elaborate carving to be seen on many doors, including this notable example.
Cahors has an impressive cathedral, with the comparatively unusual feature of two domes. It’s arguably more impressive inside than out, but it does have some well maintained doors:
Another feature of the doors of Cahors is that it is quite common to find an ancient door in the middle of a row of more modern frontages, as in the first image and also, more clearly,here:
Finally, another example of the juxtaposition of old and new(er):