Monday, February 11, 2008

Church Tops

I guess you'd call them bell towers, but I'm not sure. I don't know what they're called in French, either (do you know?). But you see them all over, especially in smaller towns.

A bell tower somewhere in Provence.

I wonder if these were built because the towns couldn't afford to complete their towers in stone, or if these iron armatures are just more stable than a higher stone construction.

At any rate, these bell cages can get pretty elaborate and they're really beautiful. This one's in Provence.

1 comment:

  1. Claudia in Toronto12 February, 2008 02:36

    Strange contraption. It looks unfinished.

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