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Message in a Bottle or from the Pulpit

Europe – centuries of religious pilgrims and structures.

Traveling the length and breath of Europe it is acceptable to see the many various structures of worship built in times gone by, the toil and workmanship can be appreciated as you stroll amongst the standing, or ruins of the past. The might structures built by hand, rope and horse power are well worth a visit even if you have no religious favour. Experience the brilliant blue stain glass windows in Reims, the majestic location of Notre Dame in Paris to Dijon cathedral or Paray le Monial all showing the mastery of the days of masonry and timber.

From these grand structures to the chapel of the river men in St Jean de Losne or the Celtic warriors in the Boreland Burn region of Scotland showing a some what different style of worship. Religion is a road through history with each geographical group stylising structures to suit their dynasty -Normans, Saxons and the many others, by making brief visits to the architectural past we can gather brief glimpses of the past.

A short walk following the chalk rutted paths of the Kentish Downs from Canterbury to London or through the Provence to Les Baux will ensure an appreciation for life in the middle ages yet prompt another memorable moment to treasure.

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