Martin M. Miles' photos with the Last Judgement

Freckenhorst - St. Bonifatius

Freckenhorst - St. Bonifatius
A monastery was founded here by some Everward and his wife Geva around 854 as a house of secular canonesses, unmarried daughters of the saxonian nobility. There are parallels to the abbey in Gandersheim, - only a few years younger - and as well a secular…
Added on May 24, 2011

Heselbach - St. Peter

Heselbach - St. Peter
Not much is known about St. Peter, just 2kms north of the Reichenbach Monastery ("Kloster Reichenbach"). Heselbach was a property of the priory and the small church, with this elaborate poartal, was probably built by the monks end of the 12th century.…
Added on April  1, 2012

Autun - Cathédrale Saint-Lazare

Autun - Cathédrale Saint-Lazare
Augustodunum (today Autun) was founded during the reign of Augustus, after whom it was named. It was an important settlement, the Roman theather, partly unearthed, could seat about 15.000 people, there is a Roman temple, walls...

But it is the Cathédrale…
Added on May 22, 2017

Ferrara - Cattedrale di San Giorgio

Ferrara - Cattedrale di San Giorgio
The construction of the Cattedrale di San Giorgio began in the early 12th century, when the city was taken by Matilda of Tuscany (aka "Matilde di Canossa"). When the new cathedral was consecrated in 1135 it was not completed at all. It was - and still is…
Added on October  4, 2016

Conques - Sainte-Foy

Conques - Sainte-Foy
Conques is a popular stop for all pilgrims traveling the Via Podiensis. This is a treat after having crossed the harsh Aubrac. I had started in Geneva in 2008 and I still remember my feelings, when I reached Conques after some weeks.

A tiny convent exist…
Added on December 21, 2015

Conques - Sainte-Foy

Conques - Sainte-Foy
Conques is a popular stop for all pilgrims traveling the Via Podiensis. This is a treat after having crossed the harsh Aubrac. I had started in Geneva in 2008 and I still remember my feelings, when I reached Conques after some weeks.

A tiny convent exist…
Added on December 21, 2015

Conques - Sainte-Foy

Conques - Sainte-Foy
Note the heap of backpacks to the left. The first pilgrims have arrived already at noontime in Conques. This place is a popular stop for all pilgrims traveling the Via Podiensis, this is a treat after having crossed the harsh Aubrac. I had started in Gene…
Added on December 21, 2015

Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux - Cathédrale Notre-Dame

Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux - Cathédrale Notre-Dame
This was the center of the former diocese, founded by the legendary Saint Restitut, who had travelled to France with the "Three Marys". Two of his successors were Saint Torquatus and Saint Paul, after whom the town later was named. A church was erected ov…
Added on December  1, 2015

Paris - Sainte-Chapelle

Paris - Sainte-Chapelle
The Sainte-Chapelle ("Holy Chapel") was part of the Palais de la Cité, residence of the French Royals between 10th and 14th century. The chapel was built, to house Louis IX's vast collection of relics, including the Crown of Thorns, the Image of Edessa an…
Added on March  4, 2015

Angoulême - Cathédrale Saint-Pierre

Angoulême - Cathédrale Saint-Pierre
The Visigoths, who followed the arian version of Christianity, had built a cathedral here, dedicated to Saint-Saturnin. When Clovis took over the town, after his Frankish troops had beaten the Visigoths, led by Alaric II, in the Battle of Vouillé (507), h…
Added on January 13, 2015

Laon - Cathedral

Laon - Cathedral
In Laon, placed on a ridge and overlooking the flat Picardy plain, St. Remi founded a bishopric in 487. Laon was a very important place in the kingdom of the Franks.

A Carolingian cathedral, consecrated in 800 in the presence of Charlemagne, existed here…
Added on June 29, 2014

Laon - Cathedral

Laon - Cathedral
In Laon, placed on a ridge and overlooking the flat Picardy plain, St. Remi founded a bishopric in 487. Laon was a very important place in the kingdom of the Franks.

A Carolingian cathedral, consecrated in 800 in the presence of Charlemagne, existed here…
Added on June 28, 2014

Reims - Cathedral

Reims - Cathedral
"Notre-Dame de Reims" replaced an older church, burnt down in 1211. That church had been built on the site of the basilica where Clovis was baptized by Saint Remi, bishop of Reims, in 496. The erection of the the large Gotihc cathedral, the place,where th…
Added on June 17, 2014

Reims - Cathedral

Reims - Cathedral
"Notre-Dame de Reims" replaced an older church, burnt down in 1211. That church had been built on the site of the basilica where Clovis was baptized by Saint Remi, bishop of Reims, in 496. The erection of the the large Gotihc cathedral, the place,where th…
Added on June 17, 2014

Reims - Cathedral

Reims - Cathedral
"Notre-Dame de Reims" replaced an older church, burnt down in 1211. That church had been built on the site of the basilica where Clovis was baptized by Saint Remi, bishop of Reims, in 496. The erection of the the large Gotihc cathedral, the place,where th…
Added on June 17, 2014

Reims - Cathedral

Reims - Cathedral
"Notre-Dame de Reims" replaced an older church, burnt down in 1211. That church had been built on the site of the basilica where Clovis was baptized by Saint Remi, bishop of Reims, in 496. The erection of the the large Gotihc cathedral, the place,where th…
Added on June 17, 2014

Bourges Cathedral

Bourges Cathedral
The "Cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Bourges" was erected as a replacement for a 11th-century structure. The construction started probably in the last quarter of the 12th century, around the same time, when the builders and bricklayers started in Chartres. Th…
Added on May 27, 2014

Bourges Cathedral

Bourges Cathedral
Late afternoon sun in Bourges. The "Cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Bourges" was erected as a replacement for a 11th-century structure. The construction started probably in the last quarter of the 12th century, around the same time, when the builders and bric…
Added on May 25, 2014