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Saturday, May 31, 2008

St. Pierre de Blannaves


About 20 minutes from where we stay is a really small village of maybe 12 stone houses nestled into a hillside off a barely two-lane blacktop road. Above the village is a 12th century chapel to St. Pierre (St. Peter) of Blannaves (that's the village). Next to the little church is an abandoned cloister and cemetery. The inside of the church is clean and vertical, with light streaming in from the portal above the apse.
One theme I am exploring is transcendence; the God-above-me sense that is triggered by the vertical and by light; beautifully expressed in this little chapel.

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