Links to  all the great photos which have appeared on the

Paradoxplace Home Page since 2007

 

 

2007 & 2008

 

 

2009 & 2010

 

 

2011 & 2012

 

 

2012 & 2013

 

 

 

Paradoxplace.com

About Paradoxplace

 

Home Page Photo Archive from January 2014

 

Some of the photos and captions that have appeared on the Home Page of Paradoxplace

(the dates refer to when the photo was on the home page, not when the photo was taken). 

 

Link to photos which appeared on the Paradoxplace Home Page in 2007 and 2008 in 2009 and 2010 and in 2011 and 2012

 

Food photos from the home page can be found in "Simply the Best Meals"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sagittarius - Le Sagitaire - The Archer

November 23 - December 21

 

A very old Sagittarius, originally in the Parisian Abbey Church of Ste-Geneviève,

and now in the Cluny Museum (Paris)

 

 

 

 

And this descendant lives on in the Zodiac Window in Chartres Cathedral

 

 

Sagittarius the Archer - Chartres Zodiac Window

 

 

Basilique Ste-Madeleine, Vézelay

 

piggy for Christmas Dinner

 

The pig knows what's coming, but the axe man may be wavering ?

 

 

 

 

And underneath a scary haired Centaur Archer looks the other way

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 1st is Ognissanti

 

a Public Holiday in Italy when families take flowers to the graves of their ancestors and then meet up for a good extended family extended lunch.

 

 

The perfect little hamlet cemetery at La Foce in Val d'Orcia

overflowing with Ognissanti flowers in 2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cattedrale di San Nicola Pellegrino in Trani (Puglia) on a balmy Ognissanti night - Nov 1 2006

 

 

 

 

Libra, Zodial Window Chartres Cathedral

 

Libra - Le Balance (The Scales)

September 23 – October 23

Notre Dame de Chartres Cathedral, Zodiac Window

 

 

Treading Grapes, Zodiac Window Chartres Cathedral

 

 

12 October 1492 - Christopher Colombus reaches the New World - Europe's dominant days are numbered

 

1492 - "The end of the Middle Ages" - Columbus discovers America, Ferdinand and Isabella reconquer Grenada, Lorenzo d' Medici dies in Florence.

 

LINK TO INSIGHT PAGE - THE AGE OF EXPLORATION

 

 

 

Niña , Pinta , and Santa María - Columbus' little boats at Rabida, Andalucia

 

 

Monday 6 October is the Feast of  Ste Foy

 

 

 

A long candle lit procession will carry the jewel encrusted gold icon of

the girl martyr Ste Foy through the medieval cathedral village of Conques.

 

 

Cathedral of Ste Foy, Conques

 

 

Le Cancer (The Crab) - June 22– July 22

 

Canterbury Cathedral medieval floor medallion - Cancer

 

More Medieval Zodiacs & Labours of the Months

 

 

 

 

The Gemini Twins (Les Gémeaux) - May 22 to June 21

 

More Medieval Zodiacs & Labours of the Months

 

 

 

Left of centre, Skinny Gemini twins from the central west door portal  of

l'Église St-Pierre, Aulnay

 

 

Fat Lusty Gemini twins from

l'Église St-Lazare, Avallon, Burgundy

 

 

Basilique Ste-Madeleine, Vézelay (Burgundy)

 

at midday on the day of the Summer Solstice (June 21).  The pools of sunlight lead up the centre of the nave to the area where the relics of Mary Magdalene used to be long ago.  At midday on the day of the Winter Solstice (December 22) the pools of light fall on the column capitals on the north side of the nave.  This photo can be bought at the bookstall inside the narthex of the Basilique Ste-Madeleine, Vézelay.

 

 

 

 

Bellatrovata - 2014 Spring Road Trip all over England

 

 

 

Dawn & night hotel room view of Lincoln Cathedral

 

 

 

Magna Carta was signed 799 years' ago on 15 June 1215

 

Link to Paradoxplace Magna Carta page

 

Link to Paradoxplace Lincoln Cathedral pages

 

 

 

Purchase from the Lincoln Cathedral Bookshop

 

 

 

 

Barbaresco, Piemonte

 

Langhe Hills wine & truffle country

 

 

The magnificent Romanesque nave of the

 

Basilique Ste-Madeleine, Vézelay

 

May 2014

 

 

Nave of the Basilique Ste-Madeleine, Vezelay

 

 

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

 

April 2014

 

 

 

 

Aries - Le Bélier (The Ram)

 

March 21– April 20

 

In the flooring of Trinity Chapel

(earlier the Shrine of Thomas Becket)

 

Canterbury Cathedral

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 25 March - Feast of the Annnunciation

 

Link to a wonderful collection of Annunciation art

 

 

 

 

Donatello's equestrian statue of Venetian Condottiere Erasmo da Narni, called Gattamelata, in Padova

 

 

 

 

 

Equestrian Statues of the Renaissance

 

 

 

This scary pair guard the unloved Florentine Pz SS Annunziata.

 

On the other side of the piazza is the building which kicked off

Renaissance architecture

 

Brunelleschi's  Spedale degli Innocenti (Foundling Hospital),

 

where unwanted babies ("I Figli di Nessuno")

 

could be left anonymously in the night to receive

 

"The Kindness of Strangers"

 

 

 

St Jerome Emiliani, 1481-1537,

Patron Saint of Orphans,

is celebrated on Saturday 8th February

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foot warming in February - Notre Dame de Chartres

 

Foot warming images are some of the most common survivors from Medieval Labours of the Month images

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St Nicholas , Civray

 

captures Pisces - Les Poissons (The Fishes),

 

February 19 – March 20, and foot warming in February

 

 

Epiphany in Autun (Burgundy) - the Magi arrive with gifts

 

January 2014

 

 

 

 

A bit later, the Magi make it to Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome.  The Herod part of this photo will be appearing on the cover of a Cambridge University Press book in 2014, but sadly there was no room for the Magi - anyone want to write a book about them?

 

January 2014

 

 

 

 

La Capricorne (The Sea Goat also the Billy Goat),

replete with a billy-goat smig (Gaelic for goatee)

 

December 22 - January 20

 

In the Cluny Museum of the Middle Ages, Paris

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mangers, Madonnas & Magi - It's Christmas time again

 

 

Masaccio's Cassini Madonna

]

 

December 2013

 

 

 

 

Ghirlandaio paints an upmarket manger with portraits of himself as numero uno pastore, and the Florentine rich list 

 

 

December 2013

 

 

 

 

LOTS MORE NATIVITIES AND MAGI

 

 

Fairford Parish Church captures the shepherds and the Magi's groom

 peeping in to get a glimpse of the toffs around the baby Jesus.

 

 

December 2013

 

 

Some of our photos from the Zodiac Window in Chartres Cathedral

 

 

 

 

 

Lucky King - fish precedes piggy in the King's Christmas  feast

 

 

 

 

December 2013

 

 

 

Poor Piggy - unaware that she is about to begin the journey to the Christmas cooking pot

 

 

 

 

Sagittarius - Le Sagitaire (The Archer)  - November 23 – December 21

 

 

 

 

 

Links to all the great photos which have appeared on the

Paradoxplace Home Page since 2007

 

 

2007 & 2008

 

 

2009 & 2010

 

 

2011 & 2012

 

 

2012 & 2013

 

 

 

 

Navigation Bar for the Paradoxplace Website

 

Latest Updates Site Map Travel Services Insight Pages Artists Cathedrals Abbeys France Spain Portugal Britain Italy Venice,  N Italy Tuscany Umbria Rome, Central Italy Sicily, South Italy Book Pages Middle Ages-1350 Renaissance-1600 Map Pages Information

 

All original material on this site © Adrian Fletcher 2000-2015 - The contents may not be hotlinked, or reproduced without permission