30 June 2011

But there's more !

The 13th century cathedral in the canal town of Nevers was badly damaged by three bombs in 1944 when the allied forces missed their target of the marshalling yards of the railway station.
The 130 stained glass windows have now been restored by five artists who worked with master stained glass craftsmen over a 30 year period.
They are quite breathtaking and most contemporary, especially when compared to most of the churches we visited in Paris and other country villages.
Here is a sample ....

The vaulted ceiling was bathed in a soft pink and peach glow as the sunlight streamed through the coloured glass - quite special.

Loved the design and colours of this one ...

Aren't they glorious ?

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