Thursday, June 26, 2008
Vezelay flowers in lichen
Still in France! Over the past few days, two of the buildings we've explored were both religious in nature but Vezelay Basilica was built in the 12th century and Couvent de La Tourette was built in the mid-20th century (designed by Le Corbusier, husband Kurt's favorite architect and now my favorite, too).
Despite some obvious differences, both buildings have flowers growing on their roofs--intentionally at La Tourette and inevitably at Vezelay.
Vezelay (highlight of close-up photo, above)
Vezelay (highlight of close-up photo, below)
La Tourette above town of L'Arbresle (green netting because of renovation in progress)
La Tourette courtyard with roof gardens
Inside La Tourette sanctuary viewing side altar