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April 5, 2008

My Favorite Columns

Filed under: Other Romanesque Delights — Karen @ 1:42 am

Time has been very hectic lately, so I decided to share a beautiful church from a few years back in Southwest France. These magnificent capitals are from Elne, a church very rich in sculpture and a delight to visit. Elne is close to Collioure, Banyuls and near the “Cote Vermeille”, the tiny bit of blessed Mediterranean coastline near the border of Spain. The light is spectacular and the Pyrenees loom as a backdrop. One of our favorite places for sure–whenever we rent in the southwest we always stay for at least 2 or 3 days in this wonderful area on the way to our rental house.

Here’s some of the delights of Elne:

Columns in Elne

Some beautiful and fanciful columns.

Capital Elne

Capitals with a stern angel and a cute turtle.

Capital with turtle

Elne effity

An effigy that was displayed in the cloister, although its original location was most
likely elsewhere.

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