“Winter Solstice Light” postcard from the Basilica of Vézelay.
“Light of the winter solstice” card, Basilica of Vézelay
In the basilica of Vézelay at the winter solstice the sun caresses the stone.
At certain times of the day, the sun directly illuminates the capitals of the south aisle, like those appearing on this map, at other times those at the top of the nave. In this period around Christmas, the sun, symbolic of divine light, enlightens men and women on the move.
Photo by Philippe Brame
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