Sunday, January 24, 2021

Inside the abbey church

Tired of these yet? This is the interior of the abbatiale (abbey church) at Fontevraud. Construction of the church began in the twelfth century. It's built mostly in the romanesque architectural style.

The nave of the abbey church at Fontevraud, September 2003. The people are gathered around the tomb of Eleanor and Henry.

This morning our outdoor thermometer reads zero, freezing. I'm sure it's colder out in the vineyards. And it's my morning to walk with Tasha. It's also a hunt day, but now that the days are getting longer, we can get out and back before the hunters arrive. Unless there's an organized hunt. They start earlier.

It will be interesting to see how frozen things are. The ground is saturated after two days of decent rain. It might be too warm to freeze, or not.

11 comments:

  1. I'm not tired. Always excellent photos and fascinating architecture and detail. 61F here right now and mostly cloudy... but it FEELS like 59.

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  2. Too hot here. 36 at 20.46. Cool inside with aircon, but I am not sure that I swap for your zero degrees.

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  3. Love the French churches, it is about -1c here this morning.

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  4. Walt, you always show us pictures, in which the dividation is almost perfect. Golden Ratio, as they call it. Thanks! 35 degrees here today, airco on!

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  5. Bertie not doing his job re the mouse

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  6. I never tire of your photos, regardless of the subject. Your image of the week looks like she has forgotten something too. ;). 16c/63f here at 9am.

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  7. Good luck with the mouse. Not tiring of seeing the abbey.

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  8. How can you tire of such marvelous architecture?

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  9. I love these places; just seeing them makes me feel more at peace.

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  10. Thanks to all for your kind words! And the weather updates. Anything over 30ºC is TOO DAMN HOT!

    melinda, bert can't get to the mouse in the pantry because we keep the door closed. We still don't know how the mice get in, crafty little devils.

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