Saturday, August 03, 2013

St-Etienne Cathedral – Cahors

Uni Therapy: St. Etienne Church - Cahors 1

The side door is the only one that is used to enter St. Etienne cathedral in Cahors (Dept. Lot). On Saturday the square in front of the cathedral is used for the weekly market. Even though the square is buzzing with activity, the cathedral and adjacent abbey are quiet and peaceful.

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Uni Therapy: St. Etienne Church - Cahors 3

Not every statue has survived the hand of time. However,some are detailed enough to see what they symbolize.

Uni Therapy: St. Etienne Church - Cahors 4

Last but not least is the little mistake just above the main altar. To mask it in a divine way they have decided to put tow little angels in the space of the misplaced beam. You can see them above. The ceiling of the ship of the cathedral is one of the main attractions. It is decorated with a 14th century fresco depicting the stoning of St. Etienne. I And it pulls away the attention from this little mistake above.

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