Friday, 21 August 2015

AUTUN Saint-Lazare Cathedral

It was only when I looked through the photos that I realised how much we packed into some days. Day 3 of our family holiday, Monday, was busy busy busy. You already had the early morning session yesterday, lol, this post is about the late morning session in the beautiful city of Autun and our visit to the magnificent 12th Century Saint-Lazare Cathedral.

There are some beautiful old buildings and inviting looking cafes surrounding the cathedral -

This amazing fountain is located in front of the cathedral -

Details on the outside of the cathedral -

The inside leaves you just breathless, so I let the photos do the talking -

Some renovation work meant these beautiful statues were on wooden plinths-

Some of the many private side chapels were fairly plain, some had remnants of amazing wall paintings, others were incredibly opulent-

There are beautifully carved details everywhere-

I would have loved to take more photos of the carvings higher up, but without stilts or a ladder that was impossible :-(. I love visiting the cathedral.

Oldest and youngest son in front of the impressive cathedral doors-

And just for a bit of fun -

now you see him-

now you don't -

just another one of the many weird and wonderful oddities in the old walls.

Toodlepip xxx

PS - I also took photos of the really beautiful paintings of the 14 stations. Didn't want to make this post any longer than it already is though, so if anybody is interested in seeing them, email me and I'll send them to you. xx


Rhonda said...

Uh, yes, I would love to see them....Liz, you captured this cathedral stunningly. I truly enjoyed this post. Now I'm checking out the prior post.

Judys Lace Creations said...

What wonderful photos of the cathedral. So many wonderful, historic buildings.An artist's paradise!

Createology said...

Your photos remind me so much of my photos I like to take. I LOVE old architecture and oddities and beautiful cathedrals and bright colored flowers and stairways and window shutters...
Thank you so much for sharing.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thank you for sharing all your lovely photos. I'd love to be there in person to take in all the sights. When we visited we only had time for area's Paris, Luxembourg, Belgium. Would love to do a lot of little villages.

Dorthe said...

Such fantastic photoes, Liz, what a special experience for your family to see this amazing cathedral, such a beauty all over ,and the gorgeous windows ..I would have loved seing this once, too. Thank you dear Liz for taking us there, also .
Hugs, Dorthe

Betsy said...

The town and the cathedral are beautiful! I love the details you showed us! what fun memories you have made with them all! It makes me think of our tour through the Pavillion at Brighton...I love those memories!