Whilst driving back through Belgium yesterday morning and admiring one of their many beautiful hoardings advertising various local sites of interest (yes, some hoardings can be beautiful – or rather the pictures on them can be) I was struck by the wording on one of them. A picture of a peaceful cloister was captioned “stones that pray” (des pierres qui prient). Here are some of my photos of praying stones, inspirational because of their location or innate appeal.
A small chapel in the Belgian countryside
Bronze angels in the cloister of the cathedral in nearby Trier, Germany
A (very) small part of the beautifully painted interior of the church of St Matthias in Budapest
A statue in the same church
cemetery angels in the graveyard of the country church of Okeford Fitzpaine, Dorset, UK
Last, but not least, and my favourite – the painting by William Holman Hunt entitled “I am the light” depicted in the stained glass window of the church at Okeford Fitzpaine