The famous sculpture of Eve by Gislebertus,

now in Autun's Rolin Museum

 

Paradoxplace in France

 

The Prophet Jeremiah

awesome Romanesque in 

Moissac (SW France)

 

French Pilgrimage Roads

 

Lovers on the edge of the Auvergne

 

French Mermaid - St-Côme-d'Olt

 

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English Mermaid - St Laurence, Ludlow

 

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English Cathedral Photo Pages

 

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Paradoxplace in England

 

 

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Spain photo and history pages

 

Camino de Santiago

 

Santa Maria la Blanca - Toledo, Spain

 

León Cathedral

 

 

 

Santa Prassede, Rome

 

Churches of Rome

 

Cattedrale di San Valentino, Bitonto

The greatest of the great

Romanesque Cathedrals of Puglia

 

 

Vezelay - Floating Angel

The famous Flying Angel

in the Basilique Ste-Madeleine, Vézelay

 

Lovers in Ilam in the Peak District

 

Lovers in West Yorkshire

 

Lovers in Herefordshire

 

 

Barbaresco, Piemonte

Langhe Hills wine & truffle country

 

Paradoxplace in Italy

 

Basilica di Santa Croce (Franciscan)

 

Paradoxplace in Florence

 

Abbazia Sant'Antimo

L'Abbazia di Sant'Antimo (S Tuscany)

 

Monday 3 February is the Feast of San Biagio (St Blaise) - the patron Saint of Wool Combers

 

Church of S Biagio - Montepulciano, Tuscany

 

 

Siena - medieval mastercity

 

Paradoxplace in Siena

 

The Team Paradox 8 Day Tuscan A Tour Itinerary

 

Urbino - the beginning (or end)

of the Piero della Francesca Trail

 

Tuscan Sunflowers

 

Paradoxplace in Tuscany

 

Tuscan Poppies

 

 

US World War II cemetery near Greve-in-Chianti

 

War in Italy  1943 - 1945

The unknown part of WW II

 

Paradoxplace in Puglia

 

Trani Cathedral

Trani (Puglia) - Still a Medieval Crusader Port

 

The Normans in S Italy & Sicily

 

Anversa degli Abruzzi

 

 

Tuesday 25 March - Feast of the Annnunciation

 

Link to a wonderful collection of Annunciation art

 

 

Welcome to

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About Paradoxplace

 

 

Aries  Le Bélier (The Ram)

March 21– April 20

In the flooring of Trinity Chapel (earlier the Shrine of Thomas Becket) - Canterbury Cathedral

 

 

Pruning Vines in Spring

One of a complete set of Zodiac Signs and Monthly Labour Illustrations around the West Door of

 

the Basilique Ste-Madeleine, Vézelay - West Burgundy

 

 

Nave of the Basilique Ste-Madeleine, Vezelay

The magnificent nave of the Basilique Ste-Madeleine, Vézelay

 

 

More Medieval Zodiacs & Labours of the Months

 

 

 

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Paradoxplace in France

 

The little painted Pilgrims' Church of

St-Jacques des Guérets, Loir Valley

 

Cistercian Abbeys of Europe

 

Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay, Burgundy

 

 

Further east in Burgundy is the Foundation Cistercian Abbey of Pontigny - in the middle of Chablis country and with a great country restaurant over the road!

 

 

Superior Fish and Chips at Ricks in Falmouth

 

 

Restaurant    Food    Wine   Truffle   Pages

 

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Simply the Best Meals

photographic memories of eating simply and well in Italy, Spain and France

 

Team Paradox's Truffle Festival Pages

 

 

 

Eleanor (Aliénor) of Aquitaine (1122 - 1204 (82)), Queen of France then England and one of the most remarkable women of the high middle ages, lived her last years in and died at the Royal Abbey of Fontervraud

 

 

Insight Pages

 

Renaissance People     Kings and Queens of England

 

Medieval Pilgrimage Roads to Santiago and Rome

 

 

Montecassino WWII in Italy;  Medici Family, Medici Popes & Medici Queens;  40 Cistercian Abbeys;  The Normans in Southern Italy & Sicily Crusades;  Equestrian Statues of the Renaissance;   The 100 Years' War;  Last Supper Paintings in Florence and Venice;   Europe's Leaders 1500 - 1550;   Justinian's Constantinople (527 - 565) Suleiman's Istanbul (1520-1566);   Great Mughal Emperors of India (+The Taj Mahal);   Mongol Emperors;   Travellers, Traders and Explorers 1000 - 1600

 

 

RECENT BOOK ADDITIONS  + BOOKS AND BOOKS AND BOOKS +

 

 

Angelico in the Prado

 

Link to a wonderful collection of

Annunciation art

 

 

Art Architecture and History of the Medieval Church + photos of hundreds of medieval cathedrals, abbeys, monasteries and churches

 

England's Medieval Cathedrals     Rome's Churches

Photos and histories of over 40 Cistercian Abbeys

    Cloisters    Rose Windows    Mosaics    Baptismal Fonts    Bronze Doors

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Roof Bosses     Misericords    Croziers    Mermaids     Dragons

Adam 'n Eves   Annunciations   The Nativity   The Magi

Medieval Popes    Popes of the Renaissance

 

Links to Paradoxplace pages about medieval illustrations of Labours of the Month, Zodiac Signs, Cardinal Virtues and Sins in Western European churches.

 

 

 

Domenico Ghirlandaio frescos a young  Amerigo Vespucci (1454 - 1512 (58)), in the Florence church of Ognissanti.  The Vespucci family were Ognissanti parishioners, and the two continents of the Americas were later named after their explorer son Amerigo.   The refectory of Ognissanti also has one of the best surviving Renaissance "Last Suppers".

 

 

Portraits from the Middle Ages

 

An Emperor, two Kings, a Banker, a Priest, a Pope and a Sultan launch the age of European Nation States

 

Movers and Shakers of the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Early Modern Europe

 

Chatty chronologies of interesting events, people, ideas, books, art and architecture from the end of the Western Roman Empire (500) to the emergence of the Nation States of Europe (1600).

 

The 100 Most Popular Pages in Paradoxplace

 

Paradoxplace has nearly 1,000 pages of photos, stories, books, food and restaurants, which attract tens of thousands of new visitors each month.  These were the 100 most visited pages in March 2010.

 

 

4th Crusade

 

The Crusades

 

 

 

Seafood Pie at Rick Stein's, Padstow

 

 

September - October 2012 ..... Team Paradox back travelling England, unearthing more ancestors from the 1700s and 1800s and parish churches from much earlier.

 

Follow the fun in Bellatrovata

 

and

 

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