Taking advantage, Niall came along took some photos of the Poiters skyline. Not far from where he took these, stands a huge gilded Madonna gazing out over the river Clain towards the old quarter. Unfortunately whoever molded her has her raising her arm in a blessing which looks distinctly more like a Fascist salute. Happily, she looks 19th century so it is not intentional, even if disconcerting.
|Looking west over the river Clain towards the old heart of Poitiers|
|Medieval skyline: church of Ste Radegonde on the left and the cathedral on the right|
|Jumbled roof tops rising from the river to the tower of Notre-Dame-la-Grande|