Monday Window: Bernard’s Barn

This window is in the back wall of our neighbour Bernard’s barn. Reflected in it are the camellias that festoon the garden fence of my mother’s little house.

Monday Window 10 August 2020

Monday Window: Chapel of Chateau de la Riviere

The Chateau de la Riviere which featured last week is not all dereliction by any means. It is currently used as an equine stud farm. It also boasts its own chapel, which features some outstanding stained glass windows.

#MondayWindow 3 August 2020

Monday Window: Chateau de la Riviere

A largely forgotten window in a derelict tower at Chateau de la Riviere, near the town of Pompadour.

Monday Window 27 July 2020

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: Abbaye de la Reau

High up in a wall in the unrestored part of the Abbaye de la Reau is this unassuming little window with shutters of an unusual – or at least very old – design.

#MondayWindow 13 July 2020

Monday Window: Perigueux Cathedral

I missed out on posting a window last Monday, so to make up the shortfall here are two fine examples of stained glass, from the Cathedral of Saint Front, in Perigueux.

Monday Window 6 July2020

Monday Window: The church at Azay-Le-Ferron

Last week I featured a window at the chateau in Azay-Le-Ferron, and this week I’ve moved on to the church.

Stained glass is nowhere near as impressive when viewed from the outside, but it’s an interesting and attractive window nonetheless, and harmonises well with the church door, I think.

#MondayWindow 22 June 2020

Monday Window: Confolens

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

#MondayWindow 8 June 2020

Monday Window: Noirlac

The restored Abbaye de Noirlac includes a number of bedrooms furnished in the appropriate style. With the bed being off to the left, behind the curtain, you could probably describe this particular example in hotel terms as a ‘junior suite’.

#MondayWindow 1 June 2020

Monday Window: Nantes

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

#MondayWindow 25 May 2020