Local Heart, Global Soul

October 26, 2013

Father And Daughter Lay Side By Side In Resplendent Beauty…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Following my yesterdays post we have arrived at The Church of Our Lady in Bruges, Belgium and are having a look around the Church.

We’ve seen Michelangel’s statue of the Madonna, but that’s not the only beautiful art on display here.

Our attention is drawn to two effigies, one male and one female, and the highly ornate side of the slabs within which they are entombed.

Wikipedia tells me:

In the choir space behind the high altar are the tombs of Charles the Bold, last Valois Duke of Burgundy, and his daughter, the duchess Mary.

The gilded bronze effigies of both father and daughter repose at full length on polished slabs of black stone.

Both are crowned, and Charles is represented in full armour and wearing the decoration of the Order of the Golden Fleece.

All around us we can find beautiful wrought ironwork, gates, the panels, angels, scrolls and flowers.

My Singaporean friend Velveteen and I barely know were to point our camera’s first, it’s a detail fanatic’s delight, and we are both detail fanatics.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph ©Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph ©Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph ©Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph ©Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph ©Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph ©Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph ©Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph ©Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph ©Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph ©Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph ©Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph ©Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph ©Velveteen) used with permission

(photograph ©Velveteen) used with permission

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_Our_Lady,_Bruges

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