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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Romanesque Art and Symbolism: The Church of La Gripperie Saint-symphorien



Once again Francoise Hagnere stirs my curiosity with an amazing tale of La Gripperie in France. Whats interesting about this Church is the placement of the carvings. There are some over the arched doorways and in places you don't suspect.

Driving through the marshes, we suddenly reached the skirt of a wood. Here in the meadow was erected a gem of the Romanesque Art in Saintonge. A miraculous fountain where pilgrims used to come on August, 22, gave the church of La Gripperie Saint-Symphorien its reputation. The XIIth century parts and d├ęcor really are noteworthy.

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3 Comments:

Ratty said...

This makes me curious. I love old buildings, especially like that one. I'd love to be able to explore all of the little intricacies of that place.

Tripzibit said...

The carvings is very artistic

Rhett said...

Surrounded by small fields and farms there is not much else to see. So if you plan on going make sure you are seeking a laid back country tour of peace and no hustle and bustle. I would love to see this place. I like to get out into the country side and explore, the big cities full of people can never compare to the country.
Rhett out

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