Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Video: The Complete Bayeux Tapestry

Lindybeige has put together a video showing the Bayeux Tapestry in its entirety, along with commentary of what's going on, pointing out several oddities of the embroidery work, and animating some of the characters. It's great fun, especially given the size of the work and how difficult it is to see it (especially in its entirety).

I had the privilege of seeing the tapestry in Bayeux 10+ years ago while touring France. It's currently housed in a custom built display room, with the tapestry behind glass. Entry includes an audio guide, but you can't pause, so it forces you to either rush through the experience so you can follow the story or ignore the story and really appreciate the work. I decided to do the latter, so I loved watching this.

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