Do you visit churches and cathedrales when you travel? I love the peaceful cool environment, (especially on a hot day after lots of walking) the architecture, the ornate wooden carved furniture and oooh the stained glass windows. That’s a lot of things I like about them I guess. However it’s not only the large cathedrales and basilicas that are worth checking out when in France, it is also the local church in any village or town. For example, Bourbriac, a village in our greater region has a smallish population that has hovered around 2330 for years and their town church is huge.
What do you think of this window… stunning uh! I reckon it’s like finding treasure when you go into a village church and find the sun shining through a majestic stained window. The unexpectedness of the beauty can be breathtaking. I usually find large stained glass windows hard to capture in a single photo and so thought I would capture just a bit of the window in this shot. I’m loving the detail you can see of this main window of the Bourbriac church. Have you been amazed at the beauty of a stained window also? I’d love to know which church or palace it was? Check out the spectacular windows of Saint Severin Cathedral, Paris here.
Above you can see the outside of the window and just how large the church is in this relatively lowly populated village. We went to a Nativity play the week of Christmas a couple of years back at this church, and truly people must have come from miles around because the church was packed. The church was packed with an excited audience, donkeys, sheep, a noisy baby ‘Jesus’ and lots of happy kids who all looked like they walked out of the pages of a bible … oh, and loads of straw everywhere!
So that’s My Sunday Photo for this week and travel tip on checking out churches even in smaller villages because you never know what treasures they hide.
Enjoy your Sunday my friends … Annette xx