Church of Notre-Dame de Croaz-Batz ./.Roscoff

by Bzh29 August. 02, 2016 1566 views

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Situated on the north-west coast of Brittany, Roscoff is best known for being an arrival point for cross-channel ferries arriving from Plymouth (in south-west England), Cork and Rosslare (Ireland).

Afternoon light on N.D. Croas Batz Church.


The most important monument in Roscoff is the 16th century Church of Notre-Dame de Croaz-Batz in the centre of the town, instantly recognisable with its decorative renaissance style belltower that dominates the skyline and includes several interesting features such as two separate rows of bells. The walls of the church also incorporate various carvings of ships and a large sundial. There is also an ancient ossuary next to the church which is in itself an interesting building.


The church towerbell in backlight, sunset hour.


Note that at top of (every) church spires, above the cross, stays a French national symbol (a cockerel) in use of weather vane. In "Ile de Groix", in south Brittany, the cock is a tuna fish.

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Sept7 3 years, 3 months ago

j'ai manqué ça . je reviendrai.

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Sadhya Rippon 3 years, 3 months ago

Both are very successful.

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Ram Ya 3 years, 3 months ago

Beautiful silhouette on the last one.
Thank you for the informative post.

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Stephanie Hyde 3 years, 3 months ago

Love these...b&w is perfect!

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Jay Boggess 3 years, 3 months ago

Wow! Wonderful captures! Especially dramatic in B&W...

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Bzh29 Replied to Jay Boggess 3 years, 3 months ago

Thank you so much ! :))
I am waiting after you contribution to this new weekly theme (and reboot the blog with all your followers) :))

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Jay Boggess Replied to Bzh29 3 years, 3 months ago

My pleasure!
I added the tag: weeklytheme1 to my B&W shot of our campfire, as per instructions, so I hope I did it correctly.....

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