vendredi 27 décembre 2013

La Chapelle Saint Simeon

Tucked away in the tiny winding lanes here on the Cherbourg Peninsula is the tiniest 12th century chapel. You may think that the photograph above is  La Chapelle Saint Simeon but it is not; it is simply the stone sculpture on the entrance post to the actual chapel itself.

This tiny chapel is such a tiny treasure...

A large sailing boat hangs above the altar and once a year there is a pilgrimage by local sailors to pray for their safety on the sea.

I wonder if it is used at any other times? It is spotlessly clean and there were candles alight. The doors were open but I almost felt as if I was trespassing.

A silent tiny hideaway....

A la prochaine mes belles


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