Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Gargoyles on Blois Cathedral


Approaching Blois Cathedral.

Blois Cathedral has recently undergone a major restoration of the exterior. Now it has been unveiled again I thought it would be nice to show some shots of the best bits. The cathedral is essentially a 17th century building.

A chimpanzee like gargoyle on the cathedral.

Gargoyles leering over the north-western corner.

These gargoyles appear to be flying felines.

To see my post about the interior of this cathedral, click here.

6 comments:

  1. That chimp is a bit frightening. Love the first photo with the
    contrast of bright light and shade. And how nice that the authorities have added a handrail.

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    1. Although there are a lot of steps up to the cathedral they are very shallow (known locally as the petits degrés).

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  2. I remember all those steps from my first visit to Blois...th gargoyles seem at odds with the general style of the cathedral, somehow...

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    1. It's because it's a 17C building trying to masquerade as a medieval building, sort of.

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  3. The second gargoyle is familiar but I'll have to take my binoculars with me next time to observe the others!

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  4. Beautiful photos. Thank you so much for sharing. You have a lovely blog. :)

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