Monday, July 04, 2011

One more from Loches

I hesitated about posting this photo. I'm not really happy with the way it came out, but it does highlight the unique roof of the church of Saint-Ours. The church dates from the twelfth century, I think. The two roofs between the church's towers are octagonal hollow vaults and are unusual in church construction.

On the grounds of the royal residence in the old medieval section of Loches.

The picture is taken from the grounds of the royal residence, part of which you can see on the left. The building on the right is used as a meeting hall and behind it is the gift shop. The grounds are not extensive since the château is up on the heights. You can stroll along the ramparts and enjoy the views of the newer town below. You do have to pay an entry fee to get in, but the church is outside the paid area so that can be seen for free.

The photos in the last twelve posts (with the exception of the garden photo from July 1) were all taken on the same day, Wednesday 22 June, with our friends from California.

13 comments:

  1. It does indeed look most unusual. I expect the interior is very special too.

    Anna

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  2. Walt - ever the perfectionist - I have no idea what you thought was wrong with the photo - I would have been proud if I had taken it myself.

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  3. I agree with Jean. Great photo!

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  4. You have such a great eye for photography.

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  5. Nice pic - you are lucky that they have removed the scaffolding. They were doing repairs on that side of the logis when we went.

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  6. Beautiful. I should have seen more places like this when I was capable. Who knew?

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  7. Love the photo looking up at the street lamp in Loches. Very graphic.

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  8. I think it's an excellent photo too. Note to Walt - ease up on yourself!

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  9. A votre santé on the 4th of July.

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  10. Fascinating photo of the conical roofs -- did you take any interiors too ? Love to see if you see them from the iside.

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  11. Thanks everybody!

    The reasons I didn't like the photo were that the angles are weird, and the lighting isn't right (it's too dark on the right and too light on the left).

    Anyway, the few photos I took inside didn't work and I didn't even try to take a shot of the interior of those vaults. But they are visible from the inside, so if you ever get to Loches, check it out.

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  12. If it's a photo of Loches, I will love it!

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