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Église Saint-Nicolas in Civray (Dennis Aubrey)

Just wanted those of you who aren’t familiar with this guy’s work to have a chance to see it.

Civray in the Vienne is a thriving market town almost sixty kilometers south of Poitiers. I lived in the area for two years growing up but never saw Saint-Nicolas until October 2011. We came into the center of town on market day, which meant that every inch of space in the square was taken with vendors, vehicles and pedestrians. We despaired of finding a parking place close enough to the church to haul our equipment when a car pulled out in front of us a mere hundred yards from the center of the action. This reminded me of my mother’s parking prayer – “Hail Mary, full of grace, help me find a parking place,” which she swears has never failed her.

The bustle of activity in the square belied the quiet interior of the 12th Century church, though, and we were able to shoot with almost no interruption for three…

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