Last week, I took advantage of the cooler weather to take a long walk with the Nikon. I went to a very old church in my region called Saint Hermeland. This particular church is located in a city called Bagneux. Though I have been to this town’s center many a time, I had never visited this church.
I was rewarded by the sight of ancient carved headstones of notables and clergymen. It was a common practice to bury notables in the church at Europe at one time. It was so cool to find gravestones dating from the 1400 to the 1500s that survived up to our era.
Take a peek:
Details on another stone for a priest. Noting the fancy carving on the clothing and all the elaborate decor. This priest passed away in… 1546. This is considered the most beautiful of the gravestones.
A couple with faces erased yet in a pious last gesture.
Another couple in an another respectful posture. I know that this one features the couple’s children around them(look on the bottom). I found an online source.
Detail of the couple.
I took the advice that I found here about photographing inside churches. I used “shutter priority”. The “S” that you see on your camera’s dial called shutter priority mode. Most digital cameras are equipped with it. You choose the speed (preferably lower for this type of shooting) while the machine takes care of the aperture. And you practice and do more practice…
One last image in color:
The candle one the left and the right were lit by me.
One candle for my family…
One candle for my friends…
Consider yourself in my prayers, even if you come on this blog occasionally.
This was a beautiful and significant place and you can find it in my region 🙂
This will most likely be one of my last posts up until our departure for Montreal on the 8 September.
Enjoy your week!