• Mont Saint-Michel - Panorama at kow tide - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel - In Dawn Mist  - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel- Hatloft & Gabriel Fort - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel - Houses & Abbey - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel - Main Street- Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel -  EWood Tiled Roof - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel - Post Office & Abbey - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel Town Walls - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel at low tide- Brittany - France
  • Saint Aubert's Chapel - Mont Saint-Michel - Brittany - France
  • Saint Aubert's Chapel - Mont Saint-Michel - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel at low tide- Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel wall and abbey - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel at High Tide - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel at low tide- Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel - Abbey Lift Winch Wheel - Brittany - France
  • St Anne's church, St Annes lake, Transylvania, Romania. Chapel set amonst heavy wooded hills of Mount Ciumatu.
  • St Anne's church, St Annes lake, Transylvania, Romania. Chapel set amonst heavy wooded hills of Mount Ciumatu.
  • St Anne's church, St Annes lake, Transylvania, Romania. Chapel set amonst heavy wooded hills of Mount Ciumatu.
  • Mont Saint-Michel at low tide- Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel - In Dawn Mist  - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel at low tide- Brittany - France
  • Saint Aubert's Chapel - Mont Saint-Michel - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel at low tide- Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel Abbey - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel at low tide- Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel at low tide- Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel at low tide- Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel at sunset - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel - Panorama at kow tide - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel - At night - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel - Houses & Abbey - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel - Abbey Tower - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel - Houses & Abbey - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel - Houses & Abbey - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel - Houses & Abbey - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel - Houses & Abbey - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel - Houses & Abbey - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel - Main Street- Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel - Town Wall and main Street - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel - Town Wall and main Street - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel - Town Wall and main Street - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel- Town Walls- Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel Town Walls - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel Town Walls - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel at low tide with Saint Auberts Chapel and Gabriel's Tower- Brittany - France
  • Saint Aubert's Chapel - Mont Saint-Michel - Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel at low tide- Brittany - France
  • Mont Saint-Michel wall at high tide - Gabriel Tower & Hayloft  - Brittany - France
  • St Anne's church, St Annes lake, Transylvania, Romania. Chapel set amonst heavy wooded hills of Mount Ciumatu.
  • St Anne's church, St Annes lake, Transylvania, Romania. Chapel set amonst heavy wooded hills of Mount Ciumatu.
  • Picture of the ruins of the Byzantine Martyrion of St Philip church and healing centre. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.<br />
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Martyrion of St Philip. This church with an octagonal core was built at the beginning of the 5th century on the summit of the hill. This is probably where, according to tradition, the Apostlie was martyred. The building has an eight-sided central room surmounted by a wooden cupola. From each of the eight sides of the central space there was access to a rectangular room through three arches supported by marble columns with capitals decorated with acanthus leaves The shape of the central room is a reference to the number eight which symbolists eternity. The church is situated inside a square composed of 28 rooms for housing pilgrims which were accessed from the outside. As in other Byzantine sanctuaries associated with heating powers (eg that of Saints Cosmas and Damian in Constantinople), in these rooms incubation rites were practised: during sleep, the Saint cured the sick and made prophecies concerning the future.
  • Picture of the ruins of the Byzantine Martyrion of St Philip church and healing centre. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.<br />
<br />
Martyrion of St Philip. This church with an octagonal core was built at the beginning of the 5th century on the summit of the hill. This is probably where, according to tradition, the Apostlie was martyred. The building has an eight-sided central room surmounted by a wooden cupola. From each of the eight sides of the central space there was access to a rectangular room through three arches supported by marble columns with capitals decorated with acanthus leaves The shape of the central room is a reference to the number eight which symbolists eternity. The church is situated inside a square composed of 28 rooms for housing pilgrims which were accessed from the outside. As in other Byzantine sanctuaries associated with heating powers (eg that of Saints Cosmas and Damian in Constantinople), in these rooms incubation rites were practised: during sleep, the Saint cured the sick and made prophecies concerning the future.
  • Picture of the ruins of the Byzantine Martyrion of St Philip church and healing centre. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.<br />
<br />
Martyrion of St Philip. This church with an octagonal core was built at the beginning of the 5th century on the summit of the hill. This is probably where, according to tradition, the Apostlie was martyred. The building has an eight-sided central room surmounted by a wooden cupola. From each of the eight sides of the central space there was access to a rectangular room through three arches supported by marble columns with capitals decorated with acanthus leaves The shape of the central room is a reference to the number eight which symbolists eternity. The church is situated inside a square composed of 28 rooms for housing pilgrims which were accessed from the outside. As in other Byzantine sanctuaries associated with heating powers (eg that of Saints Cosmas and Damian in Constantinople), in these rooms incubation rites were practised: during sleep, the Saint cured the sick and made prophecies concerning the future.
  • Picture of St Philip Gate ruins.  Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.<br />
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The St. Philip Gate <br />
The gate is situated on the north-eastern side of the defensive walls built under the Emperor Theodosius in the late 4th century. Its importance is indicated by the presence of the two towers that flank the opening The gate was used by pilgrims heading for the summit of the hill on which stood the sanctuary of St. Philip, one of the twelve apostles of Christ. According to tradition the Saint was martyred in Hierapolis.
  • South Porch, Right Portal, Tympanum- General View.This portal is dedicated to the Confessors. Cathedral of Chartres, France. Tympanum and Lintel: Miracles by two very popular saints, Martin and Nicholas, are shown on the tympanum and lintel. Both saints have figures on the jambs below and several windows in the interior lower level and clerestory..On the left is the Miracle of Martin's cloak. In the lower left panel, Martin, a young Roman stationed in Amiens, met a beggar at the city gate one cold day. Moved by the man's suffering, Martin cut his cloak in half and gave him one of the pieces. In the upper left panel, Martin is shown sleeping. His dream is shown on the tympanum; Christ appears wearing the piece of the cloak he gave to the beggar, who had really been Christ..On the right are miracles of Nicholas. In the bottom panel, Nicholas anonymously gives dowries to three indigent girls. On the upper right, pilgrims at Nicholas's tomb, which supposedly gave off a miraculous healing fluid. .Archivolts: .On the lower register of archivolts are miracles of Gilles, including the Mass of St. Gilles (right). The other archivolts show various Confessors.A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Picture of the ruins of the Byzantine Martyrion of St Philip church and healing centre. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.<br />
<br />
Martyrion of St Philip. This church with an octagonal core was built at the beginning of the 5th century on the summit of the hill. This is probably where, according to tradition, the Apostlie was martyred. The building has an eight-sided central room surmounted by a wooden cupola. From each of the eight sides of the central space there was access to a rectangular room through three arches supported by marble columns with capitals decorated with acanthus leaves The shape of the central room is a reference to the number eight which symbolists eternity. The church is situated inside a square composed of 28 rooms for housing pilgrims which were accessed from the outside. As in other Byzantine sanctuaries associated with heating powers (eg that of Saints Cosmas and Damian in Constantinople), in these rooms incubation rites were practised: during sleep, the Saint cured the sick and made prophecies concerning the future.
  • Picture of the ruins of the Byzantine Martyrion of St Philip church and healing centre. Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.<br />
<br />
Martyrion of St Philip. This church with an octagonal core was built at the beginning of the 5th century on the summit of the hill. This is probably where, according to tradition, the Apostlie was martyred. The building has an eight-sided central room surmounted by a wooden cupola. From each of the eight sides of the central space there was access to a rectangular room through three arches supported by marble columns with capitals decorated with acanthus leaves The shape of the central room is a reference to the number eight which symbolists eternity. The church is situated inside a square composed of 28 rooms for housing pilgrims which were accessed from the outside. As in other Byzantine sanctuaries associated with heating powers (eg that of Saints Cosmas and Damian in Constantinople), in these rooms incubation rites were practised: during sleep, the Saint cured the sick and made prophecies concerning the future.
  • Picture of St Philip Gate ruins.  Hierapolis archaeological site near Pamukkale in Turkey.<br />
<br />
The St. Philip Gate <br />
The gate is situated on the north-eastern side of the defensive walls built under the Emperor Theodosius in the late 4th century. Its importance is indicated by the presence of the two towers that flank the opening The gate was used by pilgrims heading for the summit of the hill on which stood the sanctuary of St. Philip, one of the twelve apostles of Christ. According to tradition the Saint was martyred in Hierapolis.
  • South Porch, Right Portal, Tympanum- General View.This portal is dedicated to the Confessors. Cathedral of Chartres, France. Tympanum and Lintel: Miracles by two very popular saints, Martin and Nicholas, are shown on the tympanum and lintel. Both saints have figures on the jambs below and several windows in the interior lower level and clerestory..On the left is the Miracle of Martin's cloak. In the lower left panel, Martin, a young Roman stationed in Amiens, met a beggar at the city gate one cold day. Moved by the man's suffering, Martin cut his cloak in half and gave him one of the pieces. In the upper left panel, Martin is shown sleeping. His dream is shown on the tympanum; Christ appears wearing the piece of the cloak he gave to the beggar, who had really been Christ..On the right are miracles of Nicholas. In the bottom panel, Nicholas anonymously gives dowries to three indigent girls. On the upper right, pilgrims at Nicholas's tomb, which supposedly gave off a miraculous healing fluid. .Archivolts: .On the lower register of archivolts are miracles of Gilles, including the Mass of St. Gilles (right). The other archivolts show various Confessors.A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • South Porch, Right Portal, Tympanum- General View.This portal is dedicated to the Confessors. Cathedral of Chartres, France. Tympanum and Lintel: Miracles by two very popular saints, Martin and Nicholas, are shown on the tympanum and lintel. Both saints have figures on the jambs below and several windows in the interior lower level and clerestory..On the left is the Miracle of Martin's cloak. In the lower left panel, Martin, a young Roman stationed in Amiens, met a beggar at the city gate one cold day. Moved by the man's suffering, Martin cut his cloak in half and gave him one of the pieces. In the upper left panel, Martin is shown sleeping. His dream is shown on the tympanum; Christ appears wearing the piece of the cloak he gave to the beggar, who had really been Christ..On the right are miracles of Nicholas. In the bottom panel, Nicholas anonymously gives dowries to three indigent girls. On the upper right, pilgrims at Nicholas's tomb, which supposedly gave off a miraculous healing fluid. .Archivolts: .On the lower register of archivolts are miracles of Gilles, including the Mass of St. Gilles (right). The other archivolts show various Confessors.A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • South Porch, Right Portal, Tympanum- General View.This portal is dedicated to the Confessors. Cathedral of Chartres, France. Tympanum and Lintel: Miracles by two very popular saints, Martin and Nicholas, are shown on the tympanum and lintel. Both saints have figures on the jambs below and several windows in the interior lower level and clerestory..On the left is the Miracle of Martin's cloak. In the lower left panel, Martin, a young Roman stationed in Amiens, met a beggar at the city gate one cold day. Moved by the man's suffering, Martin cut his cloak in half and gave him one of the pieces. In the upper left panel, Martin is shown sleeping. His dream is shown on the tympanum; Christ appears wearing the piece of the cloak he gave to the beggar, who had really been Christ..On the right are miracles of Nicholas. In the bottom panel, Nicholas anonymously gives dowries to three indigent girls. On the upper right, pilgrims at Nicholas's tomb, which supposedly gave off a miraculous healing fluid. .Archivolts: .On the lower register of archivolts are miracles of Gilles, including the Mass of St. Gilles (right). The other archivolts show various Confessors.A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Pilgrims walking up the steps to The Great Metteoro Monastry - Meteoro Mountains, Greece
  • Pilgrims walking up the steps to The Great Metteoro Monastry - Meteoro Mountains, Greece
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Good Samaritan .  Bottom central panel shows A bandit prepares to attack the pilgrim , below left -The pilgrim leaving Jerusalem, right -  The pilgrim is beaten, robbed and stripped , above - A Priest and a Levite see the injured man but walk on past. Central oval panel - The Samaritan leading the Pilgrim to an inn, left of this - A Samaritan binds the injured man's wounds, right of centre - An innkeeper welcoming the Samaritan. Top central panel shows Adam dwelling in Paradise, below - At the inn, the Samaritan nurses the injured man back to health, left - God breathing life into Adam, above - God warning Adam and Eve not to eat from the tree of knowledge, right - God creates Eve out of Adam's rib . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Good Samaritan .  Bottom central panel shows A bandit prepares to attack the pilgrim , below left -The pilgrim leaving Jerusalem, right -  The pilgrim is beaten, robbed and stripped , above - A Priest and a Levite see the injured man but walk on past. Central oval panel - The Samaritan leading the Pilgrim to an inn, left of this - A Samaritan binds the injured man's wounds, right of centre - An innkeeper welcoming the Samaritan. Top central panel shows Adam dwelling in Paradise, below - At the inn, the Samaritan nurses the injured man back to health, left - God breathing life into Adam, above - God warning Adam and Eve not to eat from the tree of knowledge, right - God creates Eve out of Adam's rib . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Good Samaritan .  Bottom central panel shows A bandit prepares to attack the pilgrim , below left -The pilgrim leaving Jerusalem, right -  The pilgrim is beaten, robbed and stripped , above - A Priest and a Levite see the injured man but walk on past. Central oval panel - The Samaritan leading the Pilgrim to an inn, left of this - A Samaritan binds the injured man's wounds, right of centre - An innkeeper welcoming the Samaritan. Top central panel shows Adam dwelling in Paradise, below - At the inn, the Samaritan nurses the injured man back to health, left - God breathing life into Adam, above - God warning Adam and Eve not to eat from the tree of knowledge, right - God creates Eve out of Adam's rib . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Good Samaritan .  Bottom central panel shows A bandit prepares to attack the pilgrim , below left -The pilgrim leaving Jerusalem, right -  The pilgrim is beaten, robbed and stripped , above - A Priest and a Levite see the injured man but walk on past. Central oval panel - The Samaritan leading the Pilgrim to an inn, left of this - A Samaritan binds the injured man's wounds, right of centre - An innkeeper welcoming the Samaritan. Top central panel shows Adam dwelling in Paradise, below - At the inn, the Samaritan nurses the injured man back to health, left - God breathing life into Adam, above - God warning Adam and Eve not to eat from the tree of knowledge, right - God creates Eve out of Adam's rib . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the lGood Samaritan . Central panel shows A bandit prepares to attack the pilgrim , below  - Christ telling the parable to a couple of Pharisees, left -The pilgrim leaving Jerusalem, right -  The pilgrim is beaten, robbed and stripped , above - A Priest and a Levite see the injured man but walk on past. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the lGood Samaritan . Central panel shows A bandit prepares to attack the pilgrim , below  - Christ telling the parable to a couple of Pharisees, left -The pilgrim leaving Jerusalem, right -  The pilgrim is beaten, robbed and stripped , above - A Priest and a Levite see the injured man but walk on past. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the lGood Samaritan . Central panel shows A bandit prepares to attack the pilgrim , below  - Christ telling the parable to a couple of Pharisees, left -The pilgrim leaving Jerusalem, right -  The pilgrim is beaten, robbed and stripped , above - A Priest and a Levite see the injured man but walk on past. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the lGood Samaritan . Central panel shows A bandit prepares to attack the pilgrim , below  - Christ telling the parable to a couple of Pharisees, left -The pilgrim leaving Jerusalem, right -  The pilgrim is beaten, robbed and stripped , above - A Priest and a Levite see the injured man but walk on past. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the lGood Samaritan . Central panel shows A bandit prepares to attack the pilgrim , below  - Christ telling the parable to a couple of Pharisees, left -The pilgrim leaving Jerusalem, right -  The pilgrim is beaten, robbed and stripped , above - A Priest and a Levite see the injured man but walk on past. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Hittite terra cotta cult pilgrim flask. Hittite Period 1650 - 1450 BC, Ortakoy Sapinuvwa .  Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a white bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta cult pilgrim flask. Hittite Period 1650 - 1450 BC, Ortakoy Sapinuvwa .  Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a black bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta cult pilgrim flask. Hittite Period 1650 - 1450 BC, Ortakoy Sapinuvwa .  Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta cult pilgrim flask. Hittite Period 1650 - 1450 BC, Ortakoy Sapinuvwa .  Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Hittite terra cotta cult pilgrim flask. Hittite Period 1650 - 1450 BC, Ortakoy Sapinuvwa .  Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a grey bacground.
  • South Porch right jam. Cathedral of Chartres, France. Gothic statue of the Apostles (haloed, carrying the instruments of their deaths). From left to right they are Paul (characteristic facial features, carrying a sword) , John (beardless, carrying a book and what Houvet says is part of a palm frond) , James Major (carrying a sword and a pilgrim's pouch) , James Minor (carrying a club) , Bartholomew. On the socles on which they stand are their persecutors, mostly crowned figures holding scrolls and looking upward. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • South Porch right jam. Cathedral of Chartres, France. Gothic statue of the Apostles (haloed, carrying the instruments of their deaths). From left to right they are Paul (characteristic facial features, carrying a sword) , John (beardless, carrying a book and what Houvet says is part of a palm frond) , James Major (carrying a sword and a pilgrim's pouch) , James Minor (carrying a club) , Bartholomew. On the socles on which they stand are their persecutors, mostly crowned figures holding scrolls and looking upward. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • South Porch right jam. Cathedral of Chartres, France. Gothic statue of the Apostles (haloed, carrying the instruments of their deaths). From left to right they are Paul (characteristic facial features, carrying a sword) , John (beardless, carrying a book and what Houvet says is part of a palm frond) , James Major (carrying a sword and a pilgrim's pouch) , James Minor (carrying a club) , Bartholomew. On the socles on which they stand are their persecutors, mostly crowned figures holding scrolls and looking upward. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the lGood Samaritan . Central panel shows Adam dwelling in Paradise, below - At the inn, the Samaritan nurses the injured man back to health, left - God breathing life into Adam, above - God warning Adam and Eve not to eat from the tree of knowledge, right - God creates Eve out of Adam's rib . bottom central oval panel - The Samaritan leading the Pilgrim to an inn, left of this - A Samaritan binds the injured man's wounds, right of centre - An innkeeper welcoming the Samaritan.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site..

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