Church of Saint-Vigor de Cerisy-la-Forêt by paolo1955

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Featured in RB Explore Photography Page August – 13 – 2012

Iso 400

Shutter Speed 1/500 sec

Focal Lenght 12mm

F-Stop f/11

Lens Nikon 12 – 24

Camera Nikon D100

HDR processed in Photomatix Pro 4.0.1 from a single RAW image, then processed using CS4 – no tripod used

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Cerisy-la-Forêt – Normandy – France

Saint-Vigor de Cerisy-la-Forêt A Romanesque Allegory of Light

The abbey at Cerisy is a remarkable example of Norman Romanesque architecture. The earliest mention of this abbey dates back to the 6th century when Christianity was beginning to spread throughout Gaul. Around 510 Vigor, a missionary from Bessin had a monastery built at Cerisy and dedicated it to St-Peter and St-Paul. In 1032 Robert I of Normandy, the father of William the Conqueror, founded a new monastery which he dedicated to Vigor, former bishop of Bayeux.The nave, now reduced to only three bays of the original seven, is remarkable for its height. The great arches are topped by a gallery; semicircular arches frame the clerestory windows.Outside near the entrance are parts of the 13th century nave giving some idea of its original length. Walk around the church via the path around the small lake to the east and admire the chevet with its tiered effect formed by the apse, the choir and the belfry.The 13th century outbuildings were bought by the nation during the French Revolution. They were then quarried for other building purposes or to pave streets. What’s left is now an archeological museum containing pieces of statues as well as 14th and 15th century decorative floor tiles.

Hi buddies.I’m Paolo from Italy,love to take photographs and experiment new techniques.When I play with my camera I’m like a kid in a candy shop

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    Awesome capture Paolo…enjoyed the read as well…inst fave BTW!!!

  • Hi Larry how nice to hear from you, thank you so very much for the nice comment

    – paolo1955

  • julie08
    julie08over 3 years ago

    Wonderful work :)

  • Thanks for popping by ,and leaving your comments, much appreciated.

    – paolo1955

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 3 years ago

    What a BEAUTY, Paolo. I can’t imagine seeing the stone work detail from this distance. I love the stone’s reflection of the violet sky. A place to put on my list to visit! Thank you. :D

  • Hi Frannie…Is always a great pleasure read your comment.Thanks my friend

    – paolo1955

  • Polly x
    Polly xover 3 years ago

  • Thanks ever so much for the feature Much appreciated, I am truly honored

    – paolo1955

  • Jadon
    Jadonover 3 years ago

    Fantastic shot…

  • Thank you so much for your much appreciated comment.

    – paolo1955

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 3 years ago

    lovely capture

  • I appreciate your comment and for you taking the time to stop by.

    – paolo1955

  • James Gibbs
    James Gibbsover 3 years ago

    Awesome capture! Very nice!

  • Thanks for visiting and adding your kind comment

    – paolo1955

  • Keith Richardson
    Keith Richardsonover 3 years ago

    I look at this and wonder at it’s changing surroundings over hundreds of years – a great composition!

  • I appreciate your visit Your comments are most kind

    – paolo1955

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture Paolo!! :)

  • Hi Keith.always great to hear from you.

    – paolo1955

  • Cass23
    Cass23over 3 years ago

    WOW, that’s all I can say. Love it

    Congratulations on your feature on 6.11.2011

  • Thanks ever so much for the feature Much appreciated, I am truly honored

    – paolo1955

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