Martin M. Miles

Martin M. Miles

Posted on 09/19/2014


Photo taken on July  1, 2013



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Saint-Marcouf - Saint-Marcouf

Saint-Marcouf - Saint-Marcouf
Evening light on "Saint-Marcouf", the parish church of Saint-Marcouf, a small village near the Utah Beach, the westernmost of the landing beaches during the D-Day invasion of Normandy.

The church was erected within the 11th century, but got enlarged and altered about 200 years later. The church is dedicated to Saint Marcouf, a Bayeux-born missionary, who founded the abbey of de Nanteuil (aka "Nantus"), that existed upto about 1500 on a small island just off the coast and named today "Îles Saint-Marcouf". The Saint died on the island in 588. During medieval times Saint Marcouf was best known for the healing of scrofula.

There are many corbels under the roof Saint-Marcouf.

For a while a saw a "megaphallus" here, as I had found a couple of medieval exhibitionist already in the Bretagne. But meanwhile I see a running person, covered with lichens.

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