Saturday, February 16, 2013

Chapel series - the portal

La chapelle Saint-Hubert was built in the 1490's during the reign of  king Charles VIII.  The portal was carved in the Gothic style in the local stone, tuffeau (see the post "November in the cave" on 13 February).  I'd say it's not in bad shape after half a millennium given the fragility of the stone (more on this in a later post).  The chapel served as the oratory for the queen, Anne, Duchess of Brittany.  Of course in Amboise she is known as Anne de Bretagne.

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