Friday, October 10, 2008
Notre Dame La Grande
Last Saturday, I visited one of Poitiers' cathedrals. Notre Dame la Grande is a Romanesque cathedral. Its construction began in the eleventh century. I have a preference for Gothic cathedrals, but Notre Dame la Grande is beautiful, and different from other cathedrals I've seen. I've never seen a cathedral with painted columns, and I love that each columm has a different pattern:
Here is the view down the nave:
One of the stained glass windows:
Here is the organ:
It had been a while since I'd been in a cathedral. I had forgotten the smell. Inside, it smells damp and moist and oh so very old. It was wonderful.