Monday Window: Blond

Any village around here worth its salt has a medieval church, but the one at Blond – which, unusually, is fortified – is one of the more impressive. Note the thickness of the walls.

#MondayWindow 11 May 2020

 

 

 

Monday Window: Thiers

Found in the principal church of the Auvergne town of Thiers:

#MondayWindow 27 April 2020

Monday Window: Beverley

Admittedly, it’s not the windows but rather the painted ceiling that’s the main point of interest here in this image from St. Mary’s church in Beverley, East Yorkshire. However, they are quite impressive in their own right….

#MondayWindow 13 April 2020

Monday Window – Saint Martial sur Isop

Stained glass again this week, and another window from the old church in the nearby village of Saint Martial sur Isop. The image also gives a good idea of the thickness of the walls.

Monday Window 30 March 2020

Mural in the Chapel of St Blaise

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge for this week gives me the opportunity to post another image taken in the Chapel of St Blaise in Pompadour. This follows on from this week’s Monday Window Challenge.

As a reminder, for the next few weeks Cee is asking us to pick up on an element of a photo she herself has posted. As the relevant image contains a mural, here is the dramatic painting behind the altar in St Blaise’s. The whole of the interior – walls and ceiling, totalling some 300 square metres – is covered in similar images with the same colour scheme. It’s not the Sistine Chapel, but it is certainly quite spectacular in its own way.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge 18 March 2020

Monday Window: Pompadour

In the town of Pompadour is the spectacularly painted Chapel of St. Blaise. This, however, is the plain window of an austere little side-chapel.

#MondayWindow 16 March 2020

Monday Window – Confolens

An obviously restored but none the less accomplished stained glass window from the medieval church in the town of Confolens. If you look closely it is possible to see that it wasn’t actually in situ, but rather was resting on the wooden floor, propped up against a wall.

#MondayWindow 3 February 2020