Tag Archives: Charlemagne

Paris 2014: Inside the Pantheon

We left the Corinthian columns and the marble floor of the Pantheon’s west facade and entered the building to find more Corinthian columns and marble everywhere. And everywhere we looked we were reminded that this was once a church but … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Charlemagne in Nivelles

I thought we said goodbye to Charlemagne in Aachen when we jumped into Dan Flynn’s Volvo and headed west to Belgium. But Charlemagne’s spirit must have stayed with us to Henri-Chapelle, Verviers, Brussels and all the way to Nivelles when … Continue reading

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Charlemagne’s Chapel

Charlemagne was tired. Tired from the Saxon wars that went off and on for 30 years. Tired of the ventures in southern France and northern Spain and his battles there with Basques, Saracens and Visigoths. Tired of crossing the Alps … Continue reading

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