Monday, July 15, 2013

The Many Faces of Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud

 The Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud is one of our favorite places.  We have visited several times, even bringing our children one of the times.  The place has been spruced up since the first time, which means it will survive for many more centuries.  Once you get past the enormity of the place, you can start focusing on the small things:  Faces.

On the wall in the rectory, say Ah!

This jolly fellow seems to be eating an orange.

Why is he sticking his tongue out at me?

An angel hanging out with a skull and crossed bones.

Richard LionHeart's sarcophagus.  His father, mother and sister are lying about, too.

We found these two in the gardens; the same place they took a picture with their two children in 2000.

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