Martin M. Miles

Martin M. Miles

Posted on 12/16/2013


Photo taken on July 31, 2013



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bird
Norman invasion
Saint-Seurin
Via Turonensis
pine-cone
Gironde
Aquitaine
Bordeaux
France
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Norman Raids


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Bordeaux - Saint-Seurin

Bordeaux - Saint-Seurin
Saint-Seurin was originally built outside the city walls close to an ancient necropolis. The Abbey of St. Seurin bears the name of the venerated fourth bishop of Bordeaux. A first building, confirmed towards mid 5th century, got destroyed during the 8th century Norman invasions. It was reconstructed above the crypt of St. Seurin from the 11th to 13th centuries.

The church underwent important modifications and got a new facade during the 19th century. Behind this facade parts of the Romanesque portal got saved and so the birds still share the pine-cones.

Bordeaux was a major halt on the Via Turonensis and the grave of Saint-Seurin was an important place for the many pilgrims.

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Sonja
Sonja
Pinecones! A good observation job of the medieval carver, many song birds still love them today!
3 years ago.
Martin M. Miles
Martin M. Miles
I offer them fat balls at the moment..
3 years ago.