Chateau of the Dukes of Bretagne (Brittany) under leaden skies
And with a simple turn my view changed to the cathedral rising misty and unfocused up from the snow filled oak park.
Detail of a side entrance to Nantes Cathedral with its myriad of small narrative scenes
Some of the intricate lacework of carving that covers the cathedral facade
Cathedral gargoyle sporting a natural hairdo of fern against a clearing sky
Along one side of the cathedral an ancient gate to the medieval city
Detail of the gatehouse
Doorway to a medieval era courtyard
Beautifully patinated ancient hardware
Sculptures gazing out over the chateau
. Full view of the gatehouse--part of the ancient city wall
An anthropomorphic gargoyle hovers in the now sunny sky alongside the cathedral.
Nearby an angel unfurls a banner...
and an ancient annex reveals the many changes the centuries have made in its windows and doors.