Monday, 31 August 2009

Cluny


A little way from Taize is the village of Cluny where there used to be a gigantic monastery - fatherhouse to 1000 others of the Benedictine order in France. Here are a few shots of what remains - only a few feet shorter than St Peters itself when in its full glory. It was destroyed during the throws of the French revolution. Yet its ethereal beauty has not been wholly lost. You can just sense it is a place of holiness.

5 comments:

Andrea said...

Beautiful buildings.
Hope you are doing well. Blessings, andrea

Catholic Mom of 10 said...

Nice blog added you to my links!

Gabriella said...

Thank you for sharing this.
Beautiful photos :)

GrandmaK said...

What beautiful pictures! So lucky you are to have visited there! Cathy

SQUELLY said...

Thanks so much to you all for such lovely and enthusiastic comments...and thanks Jackie for adding me to your links - I am delighted! I am so lucky to visit these places and what I like best is sharing :-)

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