For this week’s Thursday Doors I’m back to the churches again. The church itself is another wonderful example dating from the 12th to 13th century but the door this time is rather different. Instead of the ancient heavy oak, the door is a fairly sober painted affair (in a beautiful and very French greeny grey) with a lovely rounded panel of simple decoration above. In total contrast, the sculpted and carved limestone which surrounds it, is wonderfully elaborate and beautifully gothic.
The day I visited was an extremely bright hot summer day and the first impression of the main church building was baking and yellow in the sun. Arriving around the far side of the church to find the door, it almost seemed to belong to a different building, protected by gentle leafy shade and offering a cool and welcoming refuge………
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