Monday walk: Goin’ to the chapel

Posted: March 11, 2019 in Monday walk
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For Jo’s Monday walk today, let’s visit one of the chapels my s-i-l and I discovered and explored during my last visit.  This one stood atop a small hill right next to the road and after passing it a number of times, we pulled over on the way home and climbed the steep path with weeds on either side to be greeted by this view.

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There were no doors, only the attractive, padlocked gates.

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Not much in the simple chapel, but there were two beautiful stained glass windows.  As there were flowers on the altar, we knew someone was taking care of the place.

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I wonder whether someone rings the bell regularly or at least periodically.  Not sure why that hook thing is there and, obviously, I don’t know exactly what it’s called, either.  I’m pretty sure Dan or someone will be able to tell me, though.

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Our walk wasn’t long, but it was interesting.  Merci d’être venu (which I believe means “Thanks for coming along.”)  Now it must be time for an aperitif! À votre santé!

  1. Dan Antion says:

    It’s a beautiful little chapel. I don’t know what the hook is called, but I’m guessing that the pull rope would run through it to keep it from wearing on the building. I love the gate and the windows!

    • You could be right about that hook, Dan, although I thought for sure you would know what it was called. 😉 The windows really were beautiful even though it was such a small chapel.

      • Dan Antion says:

        I thought maybe “stay”, but that’s actually what that vertical thing sticking up is called. I’m going to go with “eyelet like thingie” or perhaps “biga** eyelet like thingie”

  2. Lovely and timely during this Lenten season.

  3. words4jp says:

    Merci Beaucoup! I love how the light filters through the stained glass windows. How certain cuts of glass radiate more light than others. I know it has to do with the color, but sometimes, one piece is slightly off of the light radiating from its neighboring piece. I suppose the changing beam’s’ of sunlight, constant rotation of the earth and the mind’s eye – what we want to see as opposed to what is truly in front of us….

  4. The windows are gorgeous. Great find!

    • I thought so, too, Deborah. I have several more chapels to share in future posts. There are so many little chapels all around the countryside, a few that I think might just belong to a family. This one appeared to be kept up in some fashion, but not really used much. Most people would probably miss it and it wasn’t as if it had it’s own parking area!

  5. There were little chapels like this in all of the vineyards we visited in Germany, and they all were so full of character like this one. Was there a field or vineyard nearby?

  6. Jackie says:

    What a beauty!

  7. I love how the shadows play on the front of the building. It gives it a whole extra layer of texture, on top of those beautiful geometric shapes. What a stunning find.

  8. restlessjo says:

    It’s rather atmospheric, isn’t it? 🙂 🙂 Thanks a lot, Janet.

    • Glad you could stop in for a visit, too, Jo. One of the things I so enjoy about blogging and the internet is being able to virtually visit so many wonderful places that I would never be able to get to in real life.

  9. I would want to clear away those weeds. 😯 Lovely stained glass windows though.

  10. I’m with Hanna. The light and shadows in the last photo are stunning.

  11. Su Leslie says:

    Beautiful. I love seeing these little buildings and places you find on your travels.

  12. joey says:

    I declare they are doors enough for Thursday, and loved the morning walk as I’m about to go to bed — worked for me!

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