France: Haute Maurienne - paulsmit
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'The Holy Spirit.’

The interior of the Chapelle Saint Antoine in Bessans is covered with frescoes, and a part of the exterior as well. With wonderful details, like this Holy Spirit, symbolized by a dove. At Pentecost it was outpoured over the apostles, associated with tongues of fire. Heaven, from where it comes, is symbolized by what looks like the edge of a curtain. The chapel and its frescoes date from the beginning of the 16th century. Photo Paul Smit.