Back in the Saddle Again (Dennis Aubrey)


I often write about PJ’s adventures in the high galleries of the cathedrals and churches that we shoot because I am unable to climb to those areas. Well, that may change next year (fingers-crossed) because I just underwent surgery for a complete knee replacement. I am finally back home from the hospital and can start […]

Bourbon-l’Archambault (Dennis Aubrey)


We’ve described the Allier department in France as a place that we go through on the way to someplace else, but this year we decided to spend time there to capture a cluster of important Romanesque structures just west of Moulins. The first church we visited was in the town of Bourbon-l’Archambault, the home of […]

Back to the USA (Dennis Aubrey)


PJ and I have been remiss in not posting for the last three weeks, but we have been very busy. After shooting in the Chartente-Maritime for a week, we headed for Angers and then Paris. We had little authoritative information on Angers and had scheduled only two churches in three days – the Abbaye Saint-Aubin […]

A Norman Survivor (Dennis Aubrey)


Many, if not most, of the churches in the Calvados region of France are bereft of their clochers, clock towers, and spires because they were located in the combat zone of the Battle of Normandy in 1944. Ideal spots for snipers and artillery observers, these towers were quickly fired upon with artillery and knocked down. […]