As people push open the door of the church and step inside there is usually a murmur, or an ‘Aah’. After the dark exterior even the dim light inside cannot hide the extravagant colours, exuberant altar pieces, and extraordinary ceilings.
The Glory Beam dates from the 16C and is intricately carved.
But it is the 16C carving of the Descent from the Cross and Chavagny’s Entombment (1676) which I believe are the unique sights in this church.
This is one of my favourite churches, and a place for lingering in the quietness.
Thank you – I really appreciate such a generous response. I am trying to do more than ‘photographs of record’, although these are an important part of the story. I am aiming at an exhibition and maybe one day a book – this is a longterm project. The challenge in taking photographs of the interior of the churches is to accommodate the wide range of light. I don’t think I have got it quite right yet and will be trying again. And no, I don’t know the book – should I read it?
Your photos are magnificent, and I love how you focus on such amazing details within one church. There is really a photo story here of great depth. The colors in the first two photos are stunning. I love this. I’ve been reading a book called On Pilgrimage by Jennifer Lash. She is on a pilgrimage through churches in France. I love how she writes. Have you read it by any chance?