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… ‘a Norman cathedral in miniature’
Simon Jenkins, England’s Thousand Best Churches
The fine Norman church is all that remains of the original 12th century Hospital. Building began in 1135 at the east end with the north porch added nearly 200 years later. The walls are over one metre thick and built from stone brought from as far [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Dec 8th 2016

A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
John 13:34

10 Comments CherryPie on Jun 26th 2016

The castle gates remain closed until 10 o’clock so after breakfast and checking out of the hotel we visited a small garden next to the lawns. By the time we had finished in the garden it was still to early for the gates to be open so we took the long way round to visit [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Jun 22nd 2016

Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.
Desiderius Erasmus

14 Comments CherryPie on Mar 13th 2016

Although the Abbey was founded in 1087 by nobleman Robert FitzHamon, building of the present Abbey did not start until 1102. Built to house Benedictine monks, the Norman Abbey was near completion when consecrated in 1121.
Embellishments to the long nave roof and the apsidal chancel were made in the first half of the 14th century [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Mar 9th 2016

The Cathedral stands in the nucleus of Koper and dominates the area between the east side of the main square, Tito Square (Titov trg), and Brolo Square (trg Brollo). The three-nave Romanesque space with three apses was built in the second half of the 12th century. The Romanesque construction is especially preserved on the south [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Dec 17th 2015

The only church on Tartinijev Trg [Piran Square], the relatively diminutive St Peter has roots going all the way back to 1272, but took its present classical form in 1818. An exquisite relief above the main entrance depicts Christ bestowing the keys to the Heavenly Kingdom upon Peter.

6 Comments CherryPie on Oct 26th 2015

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