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West facade, 11th century. It is imposing and austere, with thick walls and arrow-slit windows indicating its double purpose as a fortress. The only decoration comes from tall recesses beneath Lombard bands (small blind arches) and a cross cut in the top center. The north tower dates from the late 12th century. The portal is an incongruous 19th-century addition, as is the walkway between the west towers. Credit: David Joyal. All Rights Reserved.


Image ID
6568
Title
West Facade
Date
June 10, 2008
Location
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Date
June 10, 2008
Coordinates
46.5658680° N, 4.9089360° E
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Image Type
digital photo
File Type
jpg
Camera
Canon EOS 40D
Focal Length
10
Iso
200
Keywords
abbaye, abbey, architecture, building, burgundy, c11, church, exterior, facade, france, front, lombard bands, medieval, philibert, romanesque, tournus, west
Original Filename
IMG_6853pls.jpg
Creator
David Joyal
Source
EdStockPhoto

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