Saturday, April 21, 2012


Be prepared to be flabbergasted when entering my all-time favorite decorative arts museum, Musée Le Secq des Tournelles in Rouen. Some 8,000 works of the 13,500 piece collection--the world's largest public collection of wrought iron--is amazingly displayed in a deconsecrated 15th-century flamboyant gothic church. 
Like a flame. The church-turned-museum's tower illustrates the French Gothic flamboyant style of the late 15th to 16th centuries. (Its spire, however, is missing, having been demolished in 1810.) Note the ornate tracery of the windows, the intricate details of the stonework and the complicated, lacy interior spaces.

More photos to follow in next blog post...

©2012 P.B. Lecron

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