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Aushiker

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May 25, 2015
Fremantle, Western Australia
Andrew

La Congregation du Saint-Esprit — Interior - PARIS-2018-76
by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

On our Paris Charms & Secrets electric bike tour of Paris we visited a very interesting church which Eric described as being the oldest in Paris. I believe it was the La Congregation du Saint-Esprit but I am not 100% sure.

It was interesting trying to shoot inside the dimly lit church hand-held with a F4.0-5.6 lens.
 

Aushiker

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May 25, 2015
Fremantle, Western Australia
Andrew

La Congregation du Saint-Esprit — Sanctuary - PARIS-2018-77
by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

On our Paris Charms & Secrets electric bike tour of Paris we visited a very interesting church which Eric described as being the oldest in Paris. I believe it was the La Congregation du Saint-Esprit but I am not 100% sure.

It was interesting trying to shoot inside the dimly lit church hand-held with a F4.0-5.6 lens.
 

Aushiker

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May 25, 2015
Fremantle, Western Australia
Andrew

Église du Collège - Chemin de Stevenson-2018-03
by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

The Église du Collège du Puy-en-Velay is a church of the Catholic faith. The construction of the church commenced in 1604 and was completed in 1635 and remains in use today.

In this parish church one will find the sanctuary of Saint Jean-François Régis, the apostle of Velay and Vivarais, who died in Lalouvesc (in Ardèche) in 1640.

Saint Jean-François Régis from 1636, apparently traveled the mountains of Vivarais and Velay to evangelize its inhabitants. He created a refuge on the Puy for repentant prostitutes, defended lacemakers by getting the Parliament of Toulouse the right to manufacture lace again of which Le Puy-en-Velay is well known for today.

Day 0 of 12 - Le Puy-en-Velay: Walking the Chemin de Stevenson (GR 70 Robert Louis Stevenson Trail) in the south of France.
 

Mr_Flibble

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Aug 16, 2013
The Lowlands
Rick
That building reminds me of the protestant church not to far from where I live, Aushiker. Very similar in its angular design.


Some local churches, or remains at least.

"The Old Tower" - Originally built in 1320, updated in the 16th Century, the rest of the church was demolished in 1911.
Clarus MS-35, Wollensak 2" f/2.5 Velostigmat, Fomapan 100


Catholic church of St.John the Baptist, built between 1920-1925, design based on the Hagia Sophia in Constantinopel
Yashica-44 ,Respooled Fomapan 100
 

Aushiker

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May 25, 2015
Fremantle, Western Australia
Andrew

Church of Saint Jean - Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille, France - Chemin de Stevenson-2018-D2-01 by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

Whilst Robert Lois Stevenson "spent about a month of fine days" Le Monastier before setting on his travels we were not so excited by Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille. Partly I am sure because Anne was badly injured after the first day of walking and so we didn't have much enthusiasm for exploring the village. It was also not helped by arriving on a Sunday, which meant the village was pretty much closed.

All that said, the Church of Saint-Jean pretty much marks the start of the official start of the Chemin de Stevenson (GR 70 Robert Louis Stevenson Trail) (Stevenson actually started from the Place de la Poste across the road) but allow me a little poetic licence here.

The church sits high above the valley and provides an imposing view down the valley where we would be walking very soon after taking this photo.

Day 2 of 12 - Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille to Le Bouchet-Saint-Nicolas: Walking the Chemin de Stevenson (GR 70 Robert Louis Stevenson Trail) in the south of France.
 

Aushiker

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May 25, 2015
Fremantle, Western Australia
Andrew

Church of Saint Jean - Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille, France - Chemin de Stevenson-2018-D2-02 by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

Whilst Robert Lois Stevenson "spent about a month of fine days" in Le Monastier before setting off on his travels we were not so excited by Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille. Partly I am sure because Anne was badly injured after the first day of walking and so we didn't have much enthusiasm for exploring the village. It was also not helped by arriving on a Sunday, which meant the village was pretty much closed.

All that said, the Church of Saint-Jean pretty much marks the start of the official start of the Chemin de Stevenson (GR 70 Robert Louis Stevenson Trail) (Stevenson actually started from the Place de la Poste across the road) but allow me a little poetic licence here.

The church sits high above the valley and provides an imposing view down the valley, where we would be walking.

Day 2 of 12 - Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille to Le Bouchet-Saint-Nicolas: Walking the Chemin de Stevenson (GR 70 Robert Louis Stevenson Trail) in the south of France.
 

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