The arches of the Galilee Chapel at Durham Cathedral.
 
 

Notre Dame la Grande, Poitiers

The nave of Notre Dame la Grande, Poitiers, France, 12th century. It is often difficult to imagine that the interior of Romanesque churches would have originally been quite colourful. The geometric designs still seen at Poitiers, however, give us a good sense of what Durham Cathedral and the Norman Chapel at Durham Castle would have looked like.

The nave of Notre Dame la Grande, Poitiers, France, 12th century. (For more information about the building see Paradox Place).

It is often difficult to imagine that the interior of Romanesque churches would have originally been quite colourful. The geometric designs still seen at Poitiers, however, give us a good sense of what Durham Cathedral and the Norman Chapel at Durham Castle may have looked like.