Sunday, October 23, 2016

inSPIREd Sunday

This is the entrance to the Monolithic Church
of Saint-Emilion.  It was carved out
of a solid limestone hill in the early 12th
century.  Columns have been added
since they discovered cracks in the nave (partly
the fault of that 3,000-ton bell tower
sitting on top of the church).

[To see more churches from
around the world, go here.]


  1. Fascinating: carved out of solid rock, much like Petra of Jordan. Nice link you supplied that showed us the problems and solutions the architectural structure has experienced.

    Speaking of experiences, I hope you were able to have communion with a less-than-common Saint-Emilion wine during your visit.

    1. Alas, no one opened THAT bottle for us—but we visited two vintners and they were quite generous with some more recent vintages. :-)

  2. This is the second photo of a church of massive construction I have seen today, and am interested at your link; what a fun meme. Now I can just visit that link in lieu of going to church today!

  3. Wonderful photo church.
    Greetings from Poland.


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