Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere – Portico

To enter into Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere, you must first pass through its portico. While not an original feature, this current architectural feature was designed by Carlo Fontana back in 1702. So newish in relation to the church itself, but definitely not new. The walls are covered with an interesting assortment of tombstone…… Continue reading Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere – Portico

Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere

Today we’re headed to Rome, to visit one of my favourite churches; Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere. The site of Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere, or Our Lady in Trastevere for us anglophones, has a long history. Back in the 3rd Century it was home to a refuge for retired soldiers (Taberna meritoria).…… Continue reading Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere

Saint-Séverin, à l’extérieur

To follow up on yesterday’s post where we visited the inside of gorgeous Saint-Séverin church, let’s do a quick walk around its exterior. I say quick because I’m knee-high in camping gear and clothing, trying to pack for holidays. By the time this pre-scheduled post is published I’ll be enjoying myself in Oregon. But that…… Continue reading Saint-Séverin, à l’extérieur

Saint-Séverin, à l’intérieur

Around the corner from everyone’s favourite English bookstore in Paris is Saint-Séverin church. I came upon it by accident while aimlessly wandering, and only realised where I was when I looked up at the large building dwarfing me on the narrow street. Saint-Séverin made its way onto my ever-growing list of “must visits” for the…… Continue reading Saint-Séverin, à l’intérieur

Outside Cathédrale Saint-Sacerdos de Sarlat

Sarlat-la-Canéda is popular amongst tourists, and the architecture is one of its main draws. It’s easy to be impressed, especially when you find yourself wandering around Cathédrale Saint-Sacerdos de Sarlat. While walking along the perimeter ledge, we saw the Jardin des Enfeus – Sarlat’s first cemetery – and decided to take a closer look. We…… Continue reading Outside Cathédrale Saint-Sacerdos de Sarlat

Cathédrale Saint-Sacerdos de Sarlat

Today we’re visiting Cathédrale Saint-Sacerdos de Sarlat, a striking Roman Catholic church at the centre of medieval Sarlat-la-Canéda. Saint Sacerdos was the Bishop of Limoges in the 8th century, and his relics were brought to the cathedral in Sarlat, giving it its name. The church is an interesting mix of styles, resulting from the several…… Continue reading Cathédrale Saint-Sacerdos de Sarlat