Saturday, 12 March 2016

Cluny, farinier, part 1 of 8 (Corinthian Capital)

The farinier (granary, or literary flower barn) on the premises of the former abbey of Cluny contains a permanent display of 8 capials from the choir of Cluny III.

Farinier - Cluny III
They are displayed as they were in the choir, however not 10 m from ground level but a bit lower. The abbey is open free of charge on the first Sunday of the month, from November till March. In this period there are hardly any tourists in Cluny, reason why one can observe these gems of Romanesque sculpture at one's leisure.

Concise explanation of the capitals - Cluny III
Besides, no one is bothered by the fact that you are walking around with a camera on a tripod in view of the longer exposures.
I have the various capitals archived in separate albums.
Click here for the first album of a series of eight. This capital is a Corinthian capital.

1. Corinthian capital

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