Photographer's Note

Today I drive you to one of these wonderful pieces of religious architecture you can see in Brittany : Saint Mary of Ménez Hom chapel. This chapel stands in Plomodiern, in the middle of nowhere, in a small village on foot of Ménez Hom (a 300 meters height mountain at entry of Crozon peninsula). The chapel was built in 2nd half of 16th century, then extended and modifed in 17th and 18th centuries. The place was at an important crossroads. Many farmers and traders used to meet there and there were a few fairs every year in the village. So the chapel received a lot of gifts that explain why a such beautiful chapel with such a rich furniture could be built in the middle of nowhere. The must see piece of architecture of the chapel is its set of three baroque alterpieces of the main altar (the one on the photo) and the south and north ones. These wonderful altars were built in early 18th century and were filed as historical monument from 1912.

Not a lot of light in the chapel. I didn't want to use flash, so I had to choose a largest aperture and a bigger sensibility (800 ISO). It was surely possible to make a better photo from this, but I think this wonderful piece of architecture was worth it a photo ;)

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Additional Photos by Olivier THIERRY (chawax) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1355 W: 21 N: 3242] (20764)
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