Monday, June 25, 2007

Views From Vézelay

The abbey at Vézelay was founded in the 9th century. It was quickly relocated up onto a neighboring hill after it was destroyed by invading Normans.

My friend Andy said that if we were driving anywhere near it, we should stop and see it, so we did. And we were glad to have done, because the place is beautiful. It's a small town ; about 500 Vézeliens call it home. The views from the grounds of the abbey are spectacular and a few of them are the subject of today's post.

It was still quite warm when we were there and we wandered through the town and around the grounds of the abbey church. I'm sure we went inside the church, but I don't have any photos of that.

Remember, this is 1993. I was working with a 35mm SLR camera with slide film. No digital yet. Taking photos inside was a function of the film speed I had loaded in the camera and whether or not I felt like taking the tripod out of the car. I think I left the tripod in the trunk while we wandered around Vézelay.

Next time, some sights from up in the town itself.

1 comment:

  1. I've never been there. It looks like a wonderful place.
    Digital or not, those are great photos.


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