365 Project – Day 261

Pilgrim Steps. Went up all these steps on my way to the cathedral in Le Puy en Velay, the Camino de Santiago museum is at the top and popular with pilgrims and tourists alike. 18 September 2014

365 Project – Day 256

Heavenly Light In the Cath├ędrale Notre-Dame at Le Puy en Velay on a day of mixed weather the sun suddenly came out. Shining through the stained glass windows it casts wonderful patches of coloured light onto the floor of the church. 13 September 2014

365 Project – Day 253

Iron Handrail. This is a detail of the iron handrail that runs beside the steps going up the Richer Saint Michel d’Aighuile in Le Put en Velay. No idea how long it’s been in place but it’s certainly very well used, I saw several people grateful to hang on to it. 10 September 2014

365 Project – Day 252

Saint-Michel d’Aiguilhe. The Rocher Saint-Michel d’Aiguilhe is a volcanic stump that sticks up just on the edge of the old town of Le Puy en Velay. The first Christian chapel on the top was consecrated in the year AD 961 although there is believed to have been a Roman pagan temple there earlier. The first…

365 Project – Day 247

Madonna and Child. In Le Puy en Velay there are some volcanic stumps and on one of them is this huge Madonna and Child made from bronze recovered from cannon captured at the seige of Sebastopol. On a previous visit I climbed up inside and the views are amazing. Tonight it is the view from…