Links to  all the stunning photos which have appeared on the

Paradoxplace Home Page since 2007

 

 

2007 & 2008

 

 

2009 & 2010

 

 

2011 & 2012

 

 

2012 & 2013

 

 

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Home Page Photo Archive from January 2009 - December 2010

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Some of the photos and captions that have appeared on the Home Page of Paradoxplace since early 2009

(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 and in 2011 and 2012 .

 

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

 

 

Places included in the links below (not kept up to date!):

 

Italy:  San Marco (Florence); Sant'Apollinare Nuovo (Ravenna); San Galgano (Tuscany); The Ponte Vecchio (Florence); Sansepolcro and the Piero Trail;

 

France:  Ste-Madeleine, Vézelay (Burgundy); Chartres Cathedral; Cluny Museum (Paris); St-Lazare, Autun (Burgundy) St-Lazare, Avallon (Burgundy); St-Gatien, Tours Ste-Foy, Conques

 

Spain:  Convent of Rabida, AndaluciaSantes Creus (Cistercian)

 

Portugal

 

Britain:  St Laurence, Ludlow; Canterbury CathedralBarfreston (Kent); Christchurch Priory, Dorset Worcester Cathedral

 

Portraits: 

 

   

 

 

Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21)

 

Le Sagitaire (The Archer)

 

Cluny Museum, Paris

 

December 2010

 

 

 

Cistercian Reial Monastir de Santa Maria de Poblet, Catalonia

 

December 2010

 

 

 

Truffles and Wine 2010 - Barbaresco, Piemonte

 

October - November 2010

 

 

 

Early Medieval Movember

 

 Patrixbourne, Kent

 

Otranto, Puglia

 

 

November 2010

 

 

 

 

San Giovanni d'Asso Truffle Festival 13/14 & 20/21 November 2010

 

 

 

 

ARMISTICE DAY

 

WWI, J.C.Sproule, 2nd Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 131 Field Ambulance and the 38th (Welsh) Division

 

November 11th 2010

 

 

 

 

Charlemagne (Louvre)

 

and Great Equestrian Statues and Paintings of the Italian Renaissance

 

November 2010

 

 

 

 

The Beverley (St Mary) Pilgrim Hare

 

November 2010

 

 

La Foce Cemetery, Tuscany

 

 

Flowers for Ognissanti (November 1) in the beautiful little cemetery at La Foce (South of Siena)

 

 November 2010

 

 

 

 

Scorpio and October wine pouring  Chartres Cathedral

 

October 2010

 

 

 

 

Chianti Classico country - Badia a Passignano

 

 2010

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 6 October is Ste Foy's Day

 

 

Saint Francis of Assisi, Subiaco

Photo © Holly Hayes - Sacred Destinations

 

Contemporary portrait in Subiaco of the greatest saint ever

 

Monday 4 October 2010 is

St Francis' Day

 

Vittorino, Gubbio

 

The little painted Franciscan Church of Vittorino in Gubbio, Umbria

where St Francis talked sense into a recalcitrant people-eating wolf

 

 

 

 

Treading Grapes in September - Chartres Cathedral Zodiac window.

 

September 2010

 

 

 

 

Worcester Cathedral

 

September 2010

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Equinox (Sydney) - 1.09 pm Thursday 23 September 2010

 

Jasmine and Lovey-Doveys

 

 

 

 

Toller Fratrum (Knights Hospitaller Chapel), Dorset

 

September 2010

 

 

 

 

St-Lazare, Avallon (Burgundy)

 

Winter Solstice

 

 

 

 

Scything Hay and Leo (July 23 – August 23) - Chartres Cathedral Zodiac Window

 

August 2010

 

 

 

 

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

Roundel in Canterbury Cathedral

 

 

July 2010

 

 

 

 

Cistercian Abbazia di Chiaravalle della Colomba (near Fidenza in Emilia-Romagna)

Corpus Domini Infiorata

 

June 2010

 

 

 

 

The Gemini Twins, now in the Cluny Museum (Paris)

Les Gémeaux - May 22 to June 21

 

June 2010

 

 

 

 

Magna Carta was signed in Runnymead

795 years' ago on

 

15 June 1215

 

 

 

 

The Paschal Candelabrum in the Abbey of San Clemente a Casauria

 

May 2010

 

 

 

 

St James the Greater, Abson

 

May 2010

 

 

Bersaglier

 

 

An Italian "Anzac Day" - the Bersagliere on parade

 

May 2010

 

 

 

 

Pentecoste in Castello, Venice

 

Pentecoste Sunday - 23 May 2010

 

 

 

 

Amerigo Vespucci

(Ognissanti, Florence)

 

May 2010

 

 

 

 

Eleanor Cross, Geddington

 

May 2010

 

 

 

 

Cistercian Abbey of Rueda (Our Lady of the Water Wheel), Aragon

 

May 2010

 

 

 

 

Last Suppers in the Renaissance Refectories of Florence

 

Easter - April 2010

 

 

May Day 2010

 

 

 

May Day in Salamanca (Spain)                    May Day in San Pietro in Vaticano (Rome)

 

 

Lt Col J C Sproule, 131 Field Ambulance, 38th (Welsh) Division  Tuscan Poppies

 

 

Anzac Day - 25 April 2010

 

Adrian Fletcher's Grandfather, Jimmy Sproule, commanded 131 Field Ambulance which served the 38th (Welsh) Division in WW I.  In 1918 they were fighting in and NE of Amiens, and just north of the town of  Villers-Bretonneux which now has a memorial cemetery for the Australian troops who fought a major battle there (and elsewhere) with heavy casualties.

 

 

 

 

St George's Day         Saint George, Brinsop

 

April 23 2010

 

 

 

 

Detail - Passion Window in Chartres Cathedral

 

Easter - April 2010

 

 

 

 

Aries - March 21– April 20

Le Bélier (The Ram) - Roundel in Canterbury Cathedral

 

April 2010

 

 

 

 

Santa Prassede (Rome)

 

April 2010

 

 

 

 

Tympanum Queen - Barfreston (Kent)

 

March 2010

 

 

 

 

Font - St Mary Magdalene, Eardisley (Herefordshire Romanesque School)

 

More Paradoxplace Baptismal Fonts

 

March 2010

 

 

 

 

Pisces - February 19 – March 20

Notre Dame de Paris.

 

February 2010

 

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

 

 

 

 

Romsey Abbey (Hampshire)

 

March 2010

 

 

 

 

Foot warming in February - Chartres Cathedral Zodiac window

 

February 2010

 

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

 

 

Donatello de'Bardi

 

 

Donatello de' Bardi (Louvre, Paris)

 

January 2010

 

 

 

 

St Mary Magdalene, Eardisley (Herefordshire)

 

January 2010

 

More Paradoxplace Baptismal Fonts

 

 

 

 

St George, Anstey (Hertfordshire)

 

December 2009

 

 

 

 

The Magi in Autun, Burgundy

 

January 2010

 

 

 

 

Cathédrale Ste-Foy, Conques

 

December 2009

 

 

 

Sagittarius (November 23 to December 21) Chartres Cathedral Zodiac Window

 

December 2009

 

 

 

 

Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris

 

December 2009

 

 

 

Cistercian Reial Monastir de Santes Creus, Catalonia (Spain)

 

December 2009

 

 

 

 

Oct / Nov is Tartufo Bianco Time

 

November 2009

 

 

 

 

Worcester Cathedral

 

November 2009

 

 

 

 

Remembrance Day

11 November 2009

Dr Jimmy Fletcher      Brig J C Sproule

Grandfathers Paradox

 

November 2009

 

 

 

 

The Empress Theodora in Ravenna

 

October 2009

 

 

 

 

St Nicholas, Barfreston Corbel in Bellatrovata

 

October 2009

 

 

 

Libra "Le Balance", September 23 – October 23 - Chartres Cathedral

 

October 2009

 

 

 

Chartres Cathedral

 

October 2009

 

 

 

 

Santa Maria del Popolo, Rome

 

September  2009

 

 

Reima Cathedral

 

 

Reims Cathedral, Champagne

 

June 2009

 

 

 

Annunciations

 

August  2009

 

 

 

 

"The Plumber"

 

Christchurch Priory, Dorset

 

June 2009

 

 

 

 

Leo (July 23 - August 23) in a floor roundel in Canterbury Cathedral

 

August  2009

 

 

 

 

St-Lazare, Avallon (Burgundy)

 

Summer Solstice (21 June) in the north is Winter Solstice down in Sydney, where it's presently damn cold.

 

June 2009

 

 

 

 

La Foce - one of our new photos from South of Siena

 

June 2009

 

 

Astrolabe

 

 

Christopher Columbus and the Age of Exploration

 

July 2009

 

 

 

 

Summer Solstice (up North) - Sunday 21 June 2009

 

 

 

Above - St-Lazare, Autun (Burgundy)

 

 

 

Below - Ste-Madeleine, Vézelay (Burgundy)

 

 

 

 

 

The Gemini Twins (May 22 - June 21) -  in the Cluny Museum, Paris

 

June 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Gemini Twins (May 22 - June 21) - Cathédrale St-Lazare, Autun, Burgundy and the Cluny Museum, Paris

 

June 2009

 

 

Magi King, Tours Cathedral

 

 

Medieval Stained Glass in the Cathedral St-Gatien, Tours

 

June 2009

 

 

 

 

Magna Carta Memorial, Runnymede - Magna Carta was signed somewhere around here on 15 June 1215

 

June 2009

 

 

 

 

Cosimo I de'Medici - Grand Duke of Tuscany, by Cellini (Bargello)

 

June 2009

 

 

 

 

Corpus Domini (11 / 14 June 2009) at the Cistercian Abbazia di Chiaravalle della Colomba near Piacenza 

 

Pentecoste (31 May 2009) in Venice

 

May 2009

 

 

Piero della Francesca - Resurrection - Sansepolcro

 

 

The Piero della Francesca Trail and his famous painting of the Resurrection in Sansepolcro - dubbed by Aldous Huxley "The Best Picture in the World"

 

May 2009

 

 

 

 

Taurus the Bull (April 21 to May 21) - l'Eglise St-Lazare, Avallon (Burgundy)

 

May 2009

 

 

 

 

May 1 is May Day - a public holiday in much of Europe and time to give the

Hammer and Sickle (remember that?) a burl.

 

May 1 2009

 

 

 

 

Ludlow Castle

 

 

Sat April 25 is Anzac Day in Australia.  This is a photo of my late father (Michael Fletcher) in Egypt in 1941, when he was a Captain in the British 8th Army.

 

 

His birthday was on April 23 - Saint George's Day.  On the left, the Saint George Ensign flies over Ludlow Castle (South Shropshire).

 

April 25 2009

 

Cosimo de'Medici, il Vecchio

 

Fra Angelico, Annunciation

 

Montecassino & WW II in Italy

 

 

 

Cosimo il Vecchio (de'Medici)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fra Angelico Annunciations: San Giovanni Val d'Arno, Cortona, Madrid, & San Marco, Florence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WW II in Italy

 

 

April 2009

 

 

Cistercian Nunnery of Santa Maria del Salvador, on the Spanish Camino at Canas (La Rioja), which contains the famous tomb of Abbess la Beata Urraca Lopez de Haro.

 

Cistercian Abbey of Santa Maria del Salvador, Canas, la Rioja

Last Supper and Tomb of  Abbess La Beata Urraca Lopez de Haro - Cistercian Nunnery of Santa Maria del Salvador, Canas (La Rioja), Spanish Camino

 

Last Suppers in the Renaissance Refectories of Florence

 

Masaccio - "Trinita"

Seminal Renaissance Fresco in Santa Maria Novella, Florence

 

 

EASTER WEEK APRIL 2009

 

The Passion Window from Chartres Cathedral

 

 

 

 

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

 

April 2009

 

 

 

 

The Ponte Vecchio (Florence) on a November evening

 

April 2009

 

 

 

 

L'Abbazia di San Galgano (Tuscany)

 

March 2009

 

 

 

 

Aquarius the Water Carrier - Cathédrale St-Lazare, Autun, Burgundy

 

January 2009

 

 

 

 

The Lord of Misrule - St Laurence, Ludlow

 

January 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Images for Australia Day

 

26 January 2009

 

 

The Magi in Perse, Nr Espalion

 

The Magi in Autun, Burgundy

 

Balthazar - Basilica di Sant Apollinare,

Ravenna

 

Fra Angelico captures the Magi in Cell 39 of the Dominican Convent of San Marco, Florence

 

 

 The Magi dropped in on 6 January - Epiphany

 

MORE MAGI IN MEDIEVAL ART

 

 

 

 

Capricorn - Parisian Abbey Church of Ste-Geneviève (now gone) - Cluny Museum (Paris)

 

December 2008  - January 2009

 

 

 

 

The three faces of the New Year (Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow) alongside Aquarius (Chartres Cathedral)

 

New Year 2009

 

 

 

 

The shepherds are given the news of Christmas (Chartres Cathedral)

 

December 2008

 

Links to Medieval & Renaissance Nativity Scenes - a new page for Christmas

 

 

 

 

Sagittarius at Ste-Madeleine, Vézelay

 

November - December 2008

 

 

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