28 Jun 2007 • 2,911 views
The Holy of Holies
This is a mini-series on The Cloisters of NYC. It's a composite structure that incorporates elements from five medieval French cloisters which were disassembled and reassembled in Upper Manhattan in 1934-38. You can read more about it here
. We visited there in April.
From yesterday's archway, you walk into this chapel. It was like passing through a dark passageway into blown light. Yesterday's pic I had to lighten; today's I had to darken.
The limestone blocks are from the church of Notre-Dame-du-Bourg at Langon, founded in 1126, about 19 miles east of Bordeaux, France.
Like many religious monuments in France, the church suffered repeated damage, especially from the Hundred Years' War and the French Revolution.
This reconstructed chapel is about three-quarters of its original size.
I called it the Holy of Holies while I was there because that's what it felt like with the sun shining through the windows. The Shekhinah Glory of God!
[Today I'm in Atlanta.]
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