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

Monday Window: Montrol-Sénard

This exceptionally lustrous stained glass window can be found in the old church (parts dating back to the 11th century) in the village of Montrol-Sénard.

#MondayWindow 20 January 2020

Monday Window – Chauvigny

This ‘secular’ stained glass window clearly isn’t contemporary with the medieval church in Chauvigny where it can be found – but that doesn’t make it a bad thing.

#MondayWindow 9 December 2019

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Glow

The interiors of many old churches can be rather cold and austere, with great slabs of now-bare stonework. Not so the medieval church in the town of Chauvigny, especially with the warming glow of the sun shining through stained glass windows.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Glow

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Steep

A characteristic of the many notable medieval buildings in the Dordogne town of Sarlat is their very steep roofs. In this image of one of the churches, this steepness is exaggerated by the camera angle that’s necessary to capture the entire edifice.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Steep

Monday Window: The Church at St-Martial-sur-Isop

I’ve just heard about the #MondayWindow challenge that’s being hosted by Ludwig Keck.

Here is my initial contribution – a stained glass window high up on the wall of the old church in the nearby village of Saint-Martial-sur-Isop.

Monday Window 14 October 2019

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Stone

Frank is looking for images of stone to meet his theme for the Tuesday Photo Challenge this week. This small portion of the massive façade of Chartres Cathedral has stone aplenty and certainly would have made a powerful statement about the overwhelming power of the Church.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Stone