la chapelle de Ronchamp

For as long as I can remember, on the wall of our library back home, there has always been a picture of a man standing in front of an oddly-shaped white building. Turns out, now that we live on the other side of world, that building is forty-five minutes away from us. So this weekend, we went and visited. Built after the Second World War, in a time where non-conventional buildings, especially for a chapel, were a thing unheard of, la chapelle de Notre-Dame-du-Haut was quite the phenomenon. Today, it stands on a hill over looking the village of Ronchamp, a white beacon to visitors from all over the world who come to see the church that was built in a turning of the times.


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