Wednesday, March 14, 2018


As promised, here are some shots of the inside of Saint Jean Baptiste in the town of Lapalisse. The church is very clean and new looking inside, compared with the many much older churches and cathedrals that I've seen in France. But they were once new, too, and maybe they looked a little like this.

The altar. I think Ken has a better shot of those modern stained glass windows. They were cool.

The nave. Those aren't chandeliers, they're heaters. Stone churches get cold inside.

The gothic-style ceiling. The basic architectural style is neo-roman, but some gothic elements got in.

And although this is a "new" church, it's still over one-hundred years old.


  1. I love the look of those heaters. Very clever.

  2. I have never seen that kind of heater in a church before -- have you?

  3. mitch & judy, yes, they're very common here. I've even seen them on. They have electric elements in them that glow red when they're operating.

    john, I was lucky that the sun was out and there was good light inside.


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