Chalons sur Marne St Etienne Window Cain kills Abel 19840506 0053

Fred Mitchell

St Helena, Australia

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This is a well fought over town/area. It was important to the Romans and was evangelised in the third century. Attila the Hun also fought in the area. The bishops administered the town after the Romans left and when they became vassals of the French crown assisted the king in his ceremonies. Napoleon camped her, the Germans occupied it in September 1914 and it was bombed in June 1940nand again in 1944. We visited on the anniversary of liberation from German occupation and had a very quick visit to the churches before they closed for the celebrations.
The cathedral of St Etienne was built from 1230 and is almost 100m long with a 27 m nave. Much of the glass is thirteenth century but some is nineteenth. Changes can be seen in the art of glazing in various places in the cathedral.
I do not know the age of this glass, but was interested in the contrast in the faces of Cain and Abel. One self satisfied the other frightened and showing it.
Taken with Pentax LX camera on Kodachrome film.

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