|Vive la Resistance|
I'm not sure now whether this next photo was from the other side of the same statue or was another one nearby. It has the same big wings at the side and the wooden planters full of flowers at either side, but it looks very different.
|Cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Bourges|
Here are a few of the old stained glass windows from behind the altar area. Again I managed to get a shot without any people in it although there was a lot of people milling about.
It was pretty dark where this set of kneeling statues were placed so there's a bit of noise on the photo, but not too bad.
|Three Kneeling Statues|
Here's a bit of new stained glass in front of some older stained glass.
|New Stained Glass|
Back outside the Cathedral and into the centre of the city there was quite a number of monuments, statues and fountains. I quite like this one because of it's shape and I took a few photos from different angles but I chose this particular images with the old entrance gate behind.
This statue looks a bit odd because the base looks a lot older and worn than the statue on the top which looks brand new. This is Jacques Coeur (or Heart) who was born in Bourges, the son of a rich merchant and in later life was summoned to Paris to become master of the mint.
|Jacques Coeur Statue|
The last photo is another fountain but this time made of some very black stone, perhaps some kind of marble. At the other end of this square was a statue made of the same stone and they are both in very stark contrast to all the buildings made of white stone. The water in the fountains looked very inviting as the weather was getting hot. The temperature had risen quite a lot while we were in Bourges and was now in the low to mid 30's and still rising.
|Black Stone Fountain|