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Lines

Walking on the back side of the Notre-Dame de Senanque abbey I was captured by the simplicity of lines. Everything appears to lead in a direction, but exactly where is a question to be pondered over a glass of wine … Continue reading

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Stepping back in time at the abbey.

Notre-Dame de Senanque is a Cistercian abbey near the village of Gordes in the department of the Vaucluse in Provence. I couldn’t help but feel like I was back in time. Although there were tourists about, the promise of shade … Continue reading

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Tales from the City- A house that’s not an Abbey- Downton Abbey.

I was asked a few days ago, why is Downton Abbey called an abbey when it’s just an awfully big house? It is of course a fictional name for the great house in the beloved show, Downton Abbey.  But there … Continue reading

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