Sunday, November 6, 2016

Eglise Collégiale cloister

This cloister is part of the Eglise Collégiale,
now the parish church of Saint-Emilion,
in the heart of the Bordeaux wine region.
The church was begun in 1110.
The religious community that lived here
between the 12th and 18th centuries
was a college of Canons who
followed the rule of St. Augustin.

[Linking back to inSPIREd Sunday
and Shadow Shot Sunday.]


  1. There are a few of the "window" areas that appear to have been worn down as opposed to the straight ledges on others. Now I am wondering.....

  2. I just watched The Way and the radiating lines above made me think of one of the signs. Maybe not so inappropriately.

    Your photo is evocative of the Middle Ages. Or even of ancient Rome, as at Oplontis near Pompeii.

    Janice Adcock has me wondering also. The blocks that aren’t eroded look new. The eroded ones could easily have been exposed to rain and hail and such. If the blocks are made of limestone that could explain the erosion because limestone is easily eroded.

    1. These stylized scallop shells are all over the place as marker guides. Usually in a reversed direction from this one.

  3. Excellent cloister shot! Great light.

  4. I can picture nuns walking two by two in light and shadow.


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