Back in May, when my parents, sister and I stayed in Normandy for a week, we visited the town of Bayeux. One of our stops was the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Bayeux, previously home to the famous Bayeux Tapestry (which I will also post about soon).
The sun was shining through the leadlight windows, creating beautiful, colourful beams throughout the cathedral. The subtle signs of aging I found all over the interior of the building intrigued me. I thought its fading glory were beautifully representative of how cathedrals like these have changed in their roles as architectural works of art primarily and, of course, tourist attractions. Even though I’m not religious and there may be dark sides to these lavish pieces of architecture, I always appreciate the historical and aesthetic worth of cathedrals like these.
I took a few more photos I’d like to share, but I felt this post would become a bit too lengthy, so I’ll be posting a “Part II” soon. Keep an eye out for that!
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8 thoughts on “Normandy: Bayeux Cathedral (Part I)”
Even better than I thought they would be!
I’m very happy you visited our dear Normandy. Bayeux is a good way to discovered roman and gothic architecture. I’m very upset to see your photos of Queen Mathilde Tapestry.
Thanks for your comment 🙂 I’ll definitely post about the tapestry soon.
Great pics. I’m not a believer but the architecture is amazing.
Thanks! I feel the same way.