Sunday, 21 September 2014

Vézelay Abbey, France




When I was in France one year
I was part of a school trip to Vézelay.
I've posted about it before here
so I am keeping this post brief!



This is the Abbey and Basilica of St. Mary Magdalene
built in the 12th century.
There are so many small towns with
significant and magnificent abbeys and churches
all through France.

Today I'm joining
Beautiful Sunday
and


Thank you all for visiting me.
Enjoy your week!

Take care and
be kind to one another.

Merci à bientôt



Shane












48 comments:

Raewyn said...

uUch amazing buildings and so very very old!!

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

One day I will make it to France. Went to Paris last year, their museums and monuments were astounding. Can't get enough. I would like to visit the country towns.

Hope you are having a good weekend

Blessings,
Aida

Tom said...

Can you imagine this beautiful church being built today, amazing! Tom The Backroads Traveller

eileeninmd said...

Lovely images of the Basilica..I love the curves of the ceiling and the beautiful details..Thanks for sharing, have a happy week!

Dorthe said...

What a most beautiful church dear Shane, both from outside and inside it is a stunning building, and it must be so special to feel the mood ,inside.
Thank you for wonderful France photoes my friend.
Hugs,Dorthe

Beth, ...".E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

just gorgeous! ( :

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Shane, wow what a beautiful church! Some day I hope to visit France! Wishing you a wonderful day and week.
Julie

bettyl-NZ said...

Wow! What an amazing place. They sure knew how to build them!

Bethany Carson said...

The Abbey looks magnificent! Thanks for sharing these photos!

Jeanie said...

What a beautiful spot, Shane. One would feel at peace simply walking in.

Carol Blackburn said...

Shane, I just love looking at the old architecture. Great shots.

Madeline's Album said...

What a beautiful church, Magnificent. Have a blessed Sunday. Madeline

Jackie @ travelnwrite said...

The buildings throughout European cities simply are enchanting. Beautiful photos!

miss b said...

This is a beautiful abbey with a stunning interior including the lovely curved ceiling and arched windows. It was a pleasant surprise to see that you had decided to follow my blog. Thank you very much! I'm a francophile too and I was fortunate to live in France for a year several years ago. I've enjoyed reading some of your previous posts and I'm delighted to be following along now.

Rhonda said...

Such an amazing Abbey. It must have felt like such an honor to be there.

Seawashed said...

Oh how lucky you are to have visited it. I can imagine the awe and peace it would give. Beautiful.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's a wonderful post to enjoy on a Sunday afternoon my friend. Spending time in France....ahhh! It would be a dream for many of us! Sweet hugs, Diane

podso said...

It's so amazing to see such old buildings and how well they have stood the test of time. And especially abbeys and churches--the amazing detail and to think how long it must have taken to build. Hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

Carola Bartz said...

Many years ago I went to Vezelay - I just love the old abbeys, cathedrals and churches. Amazing.

ellen b said...

How very amazing this Abbey is. What dedication and workmanship this building represents...

RedPat said...

So beautiful!

Radka said...

You always have some interesting pictures to show us :-)
xx

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The architecture is delightful inside, and out.
Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday Shane.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Shane,
That alone would be worth any trip to France, for seeing magnificent abbeys and churches and hearing their organs play. The same is true for Spain, Portugal and Italy... We have fond memories but often, when traveling with a bus, there is no time for staying to hear the organ play for a wedding Mass!
Lovely photos and such fond memories filled with age old history and culture.
Hugs,
Mariette

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Shane,

Vezelay Abbey is wonderful and how lovely it must have been visiting there. Love the ornate Architecture.
Many thanks for showing us. Also for visiting me today. Hopefully we will be able to catch up one day.
Happy new week
hugs
Carolyn

Lorrie said...

Those soaring arches are a lasting testament to the skill and artistry of people who lived so long ago. Wonderful architecture. Thanks for sharing Vezelay once again.

hi-d said...

Hi Shane,

Wow...talk about gorgeous...to see these places in person must have been breathtaking. I'm going to go check out your other post.

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment as well as becoming a new follower. I'll be following you as well.

Have a wonderful week!

Heidi

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

Love the soaring height of that nave; wonderful. And there are some fabulous churches in France - generally on a grander scale than those in the UK?

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

how beautiful it is! :)

Glad to hear that you are enjoyed your hexie piecing! :)

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

I have always thought it would be wonderful to see this villages and visit their incredible churches...so much beauty.

Poppy said...

Hi Shane,

Such spectacular craftsmanship, dedication and devotion present in Vezelay Abbey, as in so many churches and cathedrals across the world. Thanks for sharing its brilliance.

Have a wonderful week!

Hugs,
Poppy

My name is Riet said...

Beautiful church Shane. I love churches and especialy those old ones. Whereever we go and see achurch I always want to visit it. And when the organ plays I am a happy person. Have a nice week my friend

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Dear Shane, what a beautiful post filled with gorgeous architecture.
How wonderful to visit there in person.
I love viewing these magnificent churches in France.

Thank you for sharing and also for stopping by and your kind comment.
Wishing you a wonderful day and many blessings.
Hugs

Debbie Nolan said...

Oh Shane - this is certainly a beautiful abbey. Went back to your original post to read more about it. Bet it was such fun seeing it with your granddaughter. Hope you are having a delightful day.

Ana said...

My dream is to one day be able to visit France...Beautiful pictures Shane. It was very nice to meet you too. Wishing you a wonderful new week.

Hugs and Kissea,
❤️Ana

Binti Gurung said...

You have such a beautiful space here Shane! Thanks for dropping by at mine.

Wonderful architecture of the abbey! The interior is just as facinating. I have just added myself into your friend list. Look forward to more updates. Bx

ladyfi said...

What a lovely abbey!

trishie said...

So very beautiful, I especially the interiors.

Arija said...

Thank you for showing us this one which I had knot met before. It is very beautiful, particularly the high Gothic apse.

Marilyn said...

Beautiful! and I enjoyed visiting your previous post also. I didn't realize the pilgrimage road began here. I have always wanted to walk part of that road, but so many other travels are higher on the list and my age would now be more of a problem. I do enjoy hearing and reading of those that have traveled that way. How fun to visit with school children too.

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Bonjour Shane!

What a sweet surprise to see all the beautiful places you've been to! I'm in love with France and hope to go there next year. It's a life long dream of mine. Your photography is amazing Shane. I've really enjoyed looking at your past posts. I hopped over from Draffin Bears and so glad I did.

Bisous, Edie Marie

Patricia said...

That really is a beautiful, special church Shane. Like so much that is to be found in France! xxx

ETT RÖTT MONOGRAM said...

It is a amazing place, a beautiful old church. Your trips to France looks great.
Hugs
AnnaMaria

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I'm always amazed by the beauty and vastness of European cathedrals. I also wonder why are they always so huge.

Dagmar said...

Wonderful wonderful photos, wishing you a very happy weekend!
Xo
Dagmar

Diane Writes said...

France!!!! One of the countries in my wish list. Why did I become so busy to miss this post? This is architecture at its finest.

Thank you for linking up :) I really appreciate your presence and visit in my blog.

NC Sue said...

Breathtaking and beautiful!

Brandi said...

Such a beautiful place to visit. The details in the architecture are stunning.

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