Between birding trips in the past week, we've visited several cloisters, churches, chapels, and other buildings around Arles, where we've seen some magnificent stone carvings. We spent quite a bit of time in the cloister of St. Trophime, attached to the former cathedral in Arles. The romanesque capitals and other carvings in this cloister are regarded as among the most beautiful stonework of that era, and the architecture is beautiful. A few images:
Our group viewing the cloister.
This capital is especially famous: it shows the three kings sleeping at an inn on their way to Bethlehem.
The church tower seen from the cloister.
I'm especially fond of romanesque art, and very impressed by several places we've visited this trip.