Though it was tiny, I really liked this pretty little cloister inside the Cathedral in Cavaillon, France. Unlike other cloisters, which are meticulously trimmed and neat, this one was a riot of unkempt wildflowers. Somehow, that added to its charm, as did the beam of sunlight that fell on its cross, turning it to burnished gold.
This Roman Catholic cathedral is officially known as the Cathedral of Notre Dame and Saint Veran. It was officially dedicated to the Virgin Mary (Nôtre Dame) and honored Saint Veranus, the sixth-century bishop of Cavaillon. The Cavaillon Cathedral was the seat of the Bishop until the French Revolution, when it was abolished in 1801 and added to the Diocese of Avignon. In January 2009 the bishopric was revived by Pope Benedict XVI as a titular see.