Romancing the old stone
Cart 0

Cloister

We found a Fresco behind the old stone wall!

We found a Fresco behind the old stone wall!

We made a fantastic discovery while dismantling the stone wall in the cloister of the convent. Behind the wall the construction workers found a part of a fresco! It is an olive tree and definitely belonged to the time of the Recollets monks back in 1619. There is definitely never a dull moment here! Here are the two masons who discovered it. The fresco is in between them on the wall.   This stone wall the masons are removing in this photo was not part of the original convent.  It was constructed after the French revolution and after the monks...

Read more →