What's wrong with this picture?
Last week's visit to the snow-covered Lévézou area was not without a magical discovery: the St. Martin de Cormières church, a historical monument that is part of the community of Le Vibal.
I don't know why a telescopic crane had to be sitting next to it right at this time, but I guess machines have to live somewhere too.
Not a cathedral, but still...the work, the work
Although considered a small church, it is still quite imposing. We often hear about "the cathedral builders," but as I contemplated this more modest structure, I gave a thought to the efforts needed to build it in the XVth century.
How long did it take? Were lives lost? Did the laborers work even through the glacial winter?
Once again, locked doors
I truly wasn't expecting the doors to be open, but I wish they had been; photos of the church here promise a magical and manicured interior.
Could this be the key? Certainly not...
Feeling like an intruder in the sleepy, snowy hamlet, I stole a quick photo of the cross on the village square. Only now, as I post the photo, do I notice the key on it.
What could that symbolize?
So much to think about....
A church definitely worth seeing in the winter
I suppose tourists are very rare here in the dead of winter -- and I even have to wonder about the summer, as nothing but the sign on the main road indicated the presence of this classified historic monument.
I have a feeling I'll be back.