Photographer's Note

A big data-processing problem this Sunday did not enable me to publish my papagolfade… Then I propose it today to you.

The parish close of Runan, built in the 15th century on the remains of an old Templar monastery (12th century), encloses the church, calvary and ossuary built in grey Trégor granite. This ensemble belonged to the Hospitalers of St John of Jérusalem, otherwise known as the Knights of Malta.
Runan church was dedicated to Our Lady. It stands on the route of the great pilgrimages (St James of Compostela and the Tro Breizh), and benefited from many embellishments (sculpture, statuary and glass) thanks largely to the Hospitalers and their Commander Pierre de Kéramborgne, and the generosity of Jean IV and Jean V, Dukes of Brittany. Many shields, friezes, pinnacles and gargoyles adorn the external façades. Inside should be noted the reredos from Tournai and the font, the carved pillard, the 12th-century funereal recess, the string-courses in sculpted polychrome wood and the magnificent east window in decorated Gothic style.

In complementary photograph :

- the reredos from Tournai and the font,
- and a detail of the low-relief.

A good week with all.

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Additional Photos by Jean Charles GUEGAN (JCG) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5328 W: 737 N: 9440] (35153)
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