Burgundy 2014 (Le Retour) – Bourges

Another new place for us this trip, was to Bourges, out of the Nièvre into the Cher…

…it’s twined with Peterborough, who have the best of it methinks.

I loved this sundial…

…I wasn’t quite sure how to read it.

The cathedral is very impressive…

…it’s the earliest example of High Gothic in the 13th C.

The main phase of construction was contemporaneous with Chartes.

I loved all the intricate details…

…especially this wooden door.

There was vaulting…

nice doorways…

…and lovely, lovely stained glass.

This hell mouth was rather fun…

…and I loved these jaunty devils.

The astronomical clock was restored with funds provided by EDF…

 …when André was on the donations committee.

This is the door to the Sacristy.

Sadly, the Boy wasn’t feeling very well, so we didn’t have much more time in the city. However, we did see this lovely post office.

That’s more like it, isn’t it Virginia?