Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Apocopalypse

I have just read about the word apocalypse on Words All Around and it reminded me that I haven't posted my pictures of the Apocalypse Tapestries that we saw in France.  I have mentioned them but didn't know how to post pictures from an iPad (still don't).  So here is my chance to revisit the wonderful trip we had.





I remember I had to put my camera on the floor and take the pictures on 2 second delay so the camera wouldn't shake when I pressed the button, hence the odd perspective.

One story we heard was that many of the tapestries were found being used for such things as horse blankets and keeping the frost off the vegetable gardens!
Each tapestry had a description of what part of the apocalypse story they represented, so it took quite a while to take them all in. There was a book about it all, with wonderful pictures, but I decided that it was too heavy to travel with. I will just have to trust in my memories, the pictures and the internet.

4 comments:

parlance said...

Hi, Mary. What wonderful tapestries. I think the trip to France might have been worthwhile just for these tapestries alone.

Thanks for the mention of my blog.

(By the way, there's a typo in your heading.)

Mary said...

oops! Not sure how to fix that, I will investigate. Yes, they were magnificent, as were the Lady and the Unicorn tapestries that we saw in Paris. Maybe I should blog about that too.

Vera L Hazelgrove said...

Oh, WOW! Wonderful! Soooo many tapestries to look at!!
Thanks for sharing! Vera

Mary said...

No problem Vera,
I was glad to have the chance to remember them. It was amazing, walking into the room. I felt taken aback by the immensity of the display. The detail in the tapestries is wonderful also.