Posted on June 1, 2020
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
Posted on September 19, 2018
Capturing the detail in his old window at the Abbey of Noirlac was quite a challenge, particularly with the strong sunlight shining through the leaded glass into an otherwise very dark room.
Posted on January 26, 2018
While visiting the restored medieval abbey of Noirlac last year, I was struck by this almost abstract composition of a curving staircase and austere stone walls. Another homage to M C Escher and suitable for Cee’s Black & White subject of ‘Walls’ this week.
Posted on August 31, 2017
The Gothic arches and vaulted ceiling of the cloister at the Abbey of Noirlac constitute an impressive architectural structure:
Posted on August 23, 2017
Posted on July 13, 2017
Last month we went on a day’s outing by coach with a local group. In the afternoon we visited an ornate chateau (watch this space…) but we began at the restored Cistercian Abbey at Noirlac, in central France.
A slightly different take on ‘doors within doors’:
If anything, the interior is even more impressive:
Although the requirements of modern life can sometimes be a little jarring (that silver column is an air-conditioning unit, I think):
And it’s always nice to see the backs of doors:
Thursday Doors 13 July 2017