30 November 2012

Mortola Superiore - the Russian Chapel


We're looking through the wrought iron gates of the tiny Russian chapel. This tomb is the resting place of a Polish man who devoted his life to the poor.

Interestingly, we are in an Italian graveyard yet the words are in French.  The painted doors are getting a little worn now but there is a naive beauty to the painting, don't you think?

Thanks so much for Manfred and Sigi, who live in La Mortola Superiore for their help with the research on this beautiful cemetery and on the church which is way up the village and which we'll see another time.

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Nous regardons à travers les grilles en fer forgé de la petite chapelle russe. Ce tombeau est le lieu de repos d'un monsieur polonais qui a consacré sa vie aux pauvres.

Il  est intéressant de noter que nous sommes dans un cimetière italien mais l'inscription est en français. Les portes peintes sont un peu usées maintenant, mais la peinture est d' une beauté naïve  n'est-ce pas?


Tous mes remerciements à Manfred et Sigi qui vivent à La Mortola Supérieure pour leur aide dans la recherche sur ce beau cimetière et sur l'église, qui se trouve plus haut et que nous verrons une autre fois. 

 

4 comments:

Petrea Burchard said...

A Russian chapel in an Italian graveyard, upon which the words to commemorate a Polish man are written in French. Sounds like he was an ambassador of good.

Graeme said...

This whole coast is absolutely stunning. Many people I know who have travelled the world, always come back to the Riviera as they say it's the best place on earth.

Dina said...

Yes, I do love the painting. And how they made an arched door on the rectangular doors.
The whole place is so unusual.

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

I am constantly amazed by the gems I see in French graveyards. Beautiful finds here. Warm wishes

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