Roof finials

A little bit of pottery style added to a roof finial could announce a building owner’s business, call on stories from the bible for deliverance, make a political point, or simply look quite pretty. These roofs are topped with fanciful pottery twiddles. Montfort sur Risle, Normandy. * April squares

Medieval castle of Montfort sur Risle

This stone sentinel has overlooked the village of Montfort for nearly 1,000 years. The romantic ruins of this castle, dating back to the 11th and 12th centuries, to the Anglo-Norman period, provide a stunning view over the Risle valley. A place marked by great military feats at the time of the Duchy of Normandy, theContinue reading “Medieval castle of Montfort sur Risle”