The arches of the Galilee Chapel at Durham Cathedral.
 
 

Abbey of St Pierre de Moissac

View of the nave of the abbey of St Pierre de Moissac, France, circa 1100. The repetitive patterns of the wall painting seen here, are extremely similar to traces of paint found in the side aisles of Durham Cathedral. They remind us of a fact often forgotten: that the interiors of most Romanesque buildings would have originally been very colourful.

View of the nave of the abbey of St Pierre de Moissac, France, circa 1100. (For more about the building see Paradox Place).

The repetitive patterns of the wall painting seen here are extremely similar to traces of paint found in the side aisles of Durham Cathedral. They remind us of a fact often forgotten: that the interiors of most Romanesque buildings would have originally been very colourful.