It's T day already - after being away in London and visiting Kew we were home for two days before heading to our Static caravan/mobile home to spend some time with our grandchildren and my son. The weather brightened as they were leaving but we did manage to have some fun. We woke up to frost this morning and we are home now!
On the 3rd July on our way to Chateau d'Oiron we called in to see this church that our friends had described as run down and damp but worth a look!
The outside was impressive...previously an abbey, built in 1095..
..with lovely cloisters..
..and a huge door.
It was when we entered the church that our friends got a surprise, since their last visit several years ago the inside has been cleaned up and had ramps put in.
There is the one we walked down to get in.
This is the part I really found fascinating - the seats around the cross and lectern had carvings in them.
Okay...I'll stop......but there were so many more!!
Things to look out for!
We thought that these had been carved recently by referring to old photos.
This contains a saint's bones
You can see here how dirty it must have been, as this has been cleaned and the years of damp have taken their toll.
Even though it was a hot day we wanted to see the other side of the church...
..and the view from the back!
We usually have a smaller breakfast so by the time we are are shopping we are ready for a bite to eat! Hubby had cherry flavoured twist while I had my favourite - Almond croissant, although I do prefer the ones they do without sugar piled on top! I had a plain old Americano - Hubby had a fancy Latte!
I will be back soon with my TIOT post and then Kew Part 2 hopefully! ( think there may have to be a part 3 and 4 after that!)
Thanks for looking, Chris