List of Churches used in this comparison are:
The Mary Magdalene church at Rennes-le-Chateau.
Station of the Cross 4 Comparison
Jesus meets Mary
Rennes-le-Chateau Station 4 Couiza Station 4
The differences between the above stations are obvious and many. In fact it would be easier to say what is the same: nothing!
Rocamadour Station 4 Rennes-le-Chateau Station 4Except for Jesus's hand no longer holding the cross beam and 4 figures instead of five, ignoring the difference in size, the Rocamadour Station 4 seems identical to the Rennes-le-Chateau Station 4.
Station of the Cross 5 Comparison
Jesus is helped by Simon
Rennes-le-Chateau 5 Rocamadour 5
A couple of differences here, the legs of the figures on the right pass in front of the cross. There seems to be a stray leg here not seeming to be linked to any figures in the Station, unless one of them is a contortionist. Sauniere has added a figure to his making 5 instead of the four appearing in the Rocamadour Station. There is extensive damage to this station caused by dampness. If not remedied soon it will effect the whole Station.
Unfortunately on my first visit to Couiza church the photograph I took was to bright to be of any use. When I returned in mid December 2006, Station 5 was blocked by 2 large christmas trees. On my next visit I will try again, hopefully it will be 3rd time lucky. Or if anyone reading this has a decent photograph of this Station maybe you could send it to me.