24 September 2009

Procession Votive - La Chapelle de la Pausa

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La Chapelle de la Pausa is where the Procession Votive ends. I took these photos earlier in the day, the iron gate to this tiny chapel is closed but it's been decorated with bunches of flowers to celebrate the occasion. The chapel was built in the 15th century at the time of the plague of 1467 and in response to the prayers of the village being answered. The plague passed them by.

I've walked past this chapel hundreds and hundreds of times and have never been able to gain access to see the beautiful frescoes that we can almost see beyond the iron gates.

Tomorrow - the gates are opened and we enter.

If you've come to this series for the first time today, please click to read the history of the Procession Votive which dates back to 1467.


  1. The first photo is my favorite. I do look forward to see what is inside too. :-)

  2. c'est magnifique, la peinture des anges est tres belle, et la couleur...un bel endroit

  3. Very beautiful decoration. Nice pictures & information you've shared in this post.

    Pixellicious Photos

  4. This is beautiful. I thought at first the whole thing was a painting.

  5. Light, airy and sun-drenched with wonderful details!!

  6. Religion certainly has been a boon to art and artists. Many subjects and many masterpieces through the ages from the humble to the magnificient.

  7. I love the way it has been decorated with the flowers. I can't wait to see inside.

  8. Each of these contributes to our sense of place. Well done.

  9. I love the beautifully tied bouquets and I do so want a peek inside.....demain!

    PS Glad you liked my photos of Einstein. He's 6 months old. Did you see the double curled tail? :)

  10. I am happy for you that tomorrow you will be able to go inside. The photos you took on the outside are marvelous.

    Thanks for helping me to make history.
    Pick a Peck of Pixels

  11. The frescoes outside are already a treat!

  12. Beautiful colores.
    Colores as which the chapel has brings us happy feeling...


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