Our Lady of Bernay (Dennis Aubrey)


The abbey church Notre Dame de Bernay is one of the earliest examples of Norman Romanesque architecture that remains to us. It is no longer a consecrated church and currently serves as a community exhibition hall and tourist attraction in the center of the town of Bernay. It was empty when we shot there in […]

Revisiting Cuxa (Dennis Aubrey)


Our original post on the famous Abbeye Saint Michel de Cuxa in the Pyrénées-Orientales gives much of the history and description of the church. I won’t repeat those contributions in this post, but will merely show the photographs that were taken to supplement those taken earlier. This time we arrived in the early afternoon at […]

Abyssus abyssum invocat (Dennis Aubrey)


Les jugements de Dieu sont des abîmes. Les abîmes de la sagesse, de la miséricorde de Dieu. This phrase “Abyssus abyssum invocat” is full of obscurity, of mysteries impenetrable to reason. The abyss calls to the abyss, the deep calls to the deep. For some, one hell calls for another. But in French, “L’abîme appelle […]

New Video Interview- Jubilee Museum


PJ and I have an exhibition at the Jubilee Museum in Columbus, and this interview was done in conjunction with that show. The program is the “Jubilee Museum Series” and is hosted by Wanda Dengel and the Director of the Museum, Shawn Kenney. Here is their release: The Jubilee Museum’s purpose is to preserve the […]

A Sacred Site in Maubourguet (Dennis Aubrey)


Humans have inhabited Maubourguet continuously since neolithic times, attracted by its location on a small hill between the convergence of the Adour and the Echez rivers. But for our purposes, the history begins with a 6th century Paleo-Christian church with a single nave and a pentagonal apse built on the remains of a large Gallo-Roman […]