Thursday, September 22, 2016

Quimper

And another day, August 1st, we visited Quimper, another of Brittany's larger towns, and capital of the department of Finistere.
Main square
















Another half-timbered heaven




















A main interest for me, Quimper's Cathedral
St. Corentin





















Mainly because of its interesting curvature




















The nave and the chancel are headed in slightly different directions...
















Nice old windows




















Some carving of interest
















Wall of the cathedral precinct
















Buttressing































But the main interest of the day was the carousel
















Note stripey coordinates




















Not just any carousel; Jules Verne was from Nantes, the largest
city in traditional Brittany (now in the Loire-Atlantique department)
















Around the world in 80 days...
















The Nautilus
















Pretty town, Quimper





























1 comment:

Tawana said...

I have a tea set from Quimper. The pottery/china from there is my favorite...just wish I could afford more!