Monday, June 7, 2010

Study Tour to Normandy: Day 7

The canonical church at Eu dedicated to Notre-Dame and St Laurence O'Toole who died in Eu in the 12th century.

William the Conqueror had been a constant theme in this study tour, so it was fitting that the last visit should be to St-Valéry-sur-Somme, where William’s fleet set sail for England. The area surrounding the memorial stone is cleverly arranged: the pathway represents the English Channel with the major rivers leading into it; the rectangular blocks represent the major places involved in the story of the Conquest. In effect, a birds-eye view of the situation.

Study Tour to Normandy: Day 6

Étretat (exterior / interior); Fécamp (exterior / interior); Veulettes-sur-Mer (exterior / interior); Sainte-Marguerite-sur-Mer (exterior / interior).

Friday, June 4, 2010

Study Tour to Normandy: Day 5

Carentan; Tollevast, Cherbourg-Octeville (exterior / interior); Portbail; Coutances Cathedral; la-Barre-de-Semilly

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Study Tour to Normandy: Day 4

Jublains: The Fortress; The Theatre; The Temple.

Mayenne - The Château - exterior; features from the Charolingian palace surviving in the wall in the wall.

Falaise the Château.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Study Tour to Normandy: Day 3

St-Vigor Abbey at Cerisy-la-Forêt (external / internal); Bayeux Cathedral (Oddo's crypt / 12th century nave); Abbaye d’Ardenne (church and domestic buildings).