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  • De captivants à banals, les articles et photographies de “The Baguette” sont une tentative de publier un journal de ma vie dans la Manche et de proposer un forum de discussion pour tout ce qui touche à la Normandie.
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February 22 2013 6 22 /02 /February /2013 11:40

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8367/8493933659_7f498f695f_b.jpgÉglise St-Pierre in Prétot-Sainte-Suzanne is a massive, old church in the form of a Latin cross with a square bell tower and gabled roof, typical of many churches in Normandy.  http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8096/8495032170_4f2c58033b_b.jpgThe church as it exists now dates as far back as the 15th and 16th centuries although the nave dates to the 12th century.  The low bell tower is placed above the transept.  The nave is very long and is known for its round, stone pillars without capitals.  However, the carved faces at the base of the vaults are really spectacular.  http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8391/8495031400_324ee94113_b.jpghttp://farm9.staticflickr.com/8243/8493932947_6ced8b7898_b.jpgI just loved all of the interesting faces.  Several polychrome wood and stone statues from the 15th and 16th centuries are listed with the state as historical monuments.  http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8093/8493933051_9b7ce3729b_b.jpgThis is a statue of Ste-Barbe from the 16th century.http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8367/8495031082_85f7bc6709_b.jpghttp://farm9.staticflickr.com/8511/8495031172_5000cd9f99_b.jpghttp://farm9.staticflickr.com/8233/8495031316_908c3715b8_b.jpghttp://farm9.staticflickr.com/8245/8493933143_588b585a7e_b.jpghttp://farm9.staticflickr.com/8531/8493933267_38ccb8e6fd_b.jpgNotice how the vault of the choir is lower than the rood screen.  This is because the original wood ceiling was lowered in the mid 1800s during restorations and replaced with new stone arches.http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8225/8493933423_be4d5fb39e_b.jpg 

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