Sunday, July 26, 2015

Fontaine-Henry: The Parish Church

From Caen we drove on, seemingly churched-out, to the little village of Fontaine-Henry, between Caen and Bayeux, to see a noted Gothic/Renaissance chateau. The chateau didn't open until 2:30, and so, naturally, I wandered over to the very old-looking parish church nearby...
Consecrated in the 12th century , with an add-on that pretty much
matched 

















Everything Romanesque here, except the arch that divides the
original building from the add-on

















Nicely carved, more in the choir
















The add-on; still very Romanesque
















The capitals were nicely sculpted, especially for this size church
















Then things started getting silly
















Thus
















And thus
















But then serious again over the side doors
















Ditto
















But then more weird stuff
















Ditto; so I am wondering if these are some sort of 12th century
speech balloons...
















1 comment:

Tawana said...

So glad you stopped by one more interesting church.