On Tuesday morning I set out on a photographic visit to an ancient local church a friend of mine had mentioned to me. It has to be said that our little corner of France is blessed with a wealth of ancient churches, a host of breathtaking examples from the 12th and 13th centuries lying within a few kilometres radius of the Hillside.
Taking full advantage of a free morning, the glorious sunny weather and the beautiful countryside, I set out with my camera bag and map – no GPS for me on these excursions – and within a couple of hours I had discovered no less than four wonderful churches, various old farm buildings and a delightful village nestling on a hilltop. The village church of Berneuil, which has stood for over 900 years overlooking the surrounding valleys and vineyards, is the subject of my post for today’s Thursday Doors. Although the outside of the church is very beautiful in classic romanesque style, it was the simple interior which struck me most, the stone steps and flags worn by centuries of human passage. I thought I’d photograph my door from the inside just for a change……..
Thanks as always to Norm for hosting this excellent challenge.
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