Monday Window: Nantes Cathedral

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.

#MondayWindow 20 July 2020

Monday Window: Chateau Azay-Le-Ferron

British readers of a certain age will understand the reference if I were to say that this week “we’re going through the…..round window”.

Monday Window 15 June 2020

Monday Window: Confolens

Another mightily impressive stained glass window from the church in Confolens:

#MondayWindow 8 June 2020

Monday Window: Nantes

Another of the restored (replaced) stained glass window from the cathedral of Nantes.

#MondayWindow 25 May 2020

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: Saint-Junien

A derelict building in the town of Saint-Junien:

#MondayWindow 4 May 2020

Monday Window: Sarlat

Above a narrow alleyway in the picturesque town of Sarlat, in the Dordogne, is this old and elaborately decorated window.

#MondayWindow 6 April 2020

Monday Window Tranquility Base (again)

Q: When is a window not a window?

A: When it used to be one.

This outbuilding of one of the usually unoccupied houses here in Tranquility Base has seen a lot of re-purposing over the years. The shuttered window obviously used to be a door and there are the phantom vestiges of two other windows.

#MondayWindow 24 February 2020

Monday Window – Nantes

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.

#MondayWindow 17 February 2020

Monday Window – Abandoned

When we were house-hunting in France we saw quite a few of what we described as ‘Marie Celeste ‘ properties – houses that seemed to have been frozen in time as their inhabitants just upped and left.

This was one of them. I cannot remember where it was but I do know we didn’t buy it.

#MondayWindow 10 February 2020