Martin M. Miles

Martin M. Miles

Posted on 12/11/2013


Photo taken on July  1, 2013



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Colombiers - Notre Dame

Colombiers - Notre Dame
A fortified settlement in Colombiers is known since Carolingian times and a church, dedicated to The Virgin Mary existed already around 1000.

The parish church Notre Dame may be some centuries younger, but still has a Romanesque structure. The church has obviously undergone more than one construction- and and renovation-phases.

The facade is the oldest part dating back to the 12th century. The crossing and the choir are some decades younger. The nave inbetween is 15th century. Around the crossing are some remarkable capitals, depicting mermaids and mermen, though this one, plays with birds instead of fish.

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Sonja
Sonja
Thats a very odd merman indeed, ending in this somewhat reptilian looking birds rather than fishtails. I know a few fishermen that would interpret him for sure as the evil deamon master of cormorants -- LOL
3 years ago.