Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Flowers, a beautiful church and a medieval wall......

On Sunday we visited Hennebont. The spring flowers have been replaced and this large display is in a beautiful old container with what looks like four swans at the base. Strange 'tho the heads of the swans seem to be missing? The flower beds down the main street were so colourful, I find it fun to see just how many of the plants are of African origin. There was even an enormous cycad growing in the centre of one of the flower beds.

Right in the centre of the town there is a medieval building, this is the front section with an archway leading through to a small a courtyard withstairs leading up to the ramparts and wall. We walked along the wall which gave us a wonderful view over the buildings.

An impressive Gothic style cathedral which was consecrated in 1525. Standing in the massive entrance area I felt quite insignificant. The church is awe inspiring, perhaps that was the general idea to make the congregation feel totally humbled by their surroundings. Old churches have that effect on me, the realisation that hundreds of people have worshiped in the building for centuries.

This church also had a wide range of wonderful gargoyles each one totally different. This is just one of them with a plant growing out of his mouth!

I now have some eight bears that need to be accessorised or dressed. So lots of work to be done in the coming week and then of course there is that missing megalith. Have discovered an entire website dedicated to the various megaliths in Europe and other parts of the world. So with this to help I might just be able to find it.

Bastille Day today and we visited Vannes where a historical festival was being held, more about that next time................

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. ~Dalai Lama

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