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The west entrance of the church leads into a dark narthex (late 10th or early 11th century) with a low, heavy vault. Like the nave, it has three aisles supported by plain round pillars. The center aisle is groin vaulted and the side aisles are barrel vaulted; some are decorated with frescoes. There are many tombstones embedded in the floor, including some interesting round ones from the 16th and 17th centuries that may cover funeral pits. The narthex is more substantial than most because it supports a large chapel above. The contrast as one leaves the dark narthex and enters the tall, bright nave is a spectacular effect. Credit: David Joyal. All Rights Reserved.


Image ID
6576
Title
Narthex Looking West
Date
June 10, 2008
Location
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Topics
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, burgundy, c10, c11, church, france, groin, medieval, narthex, philibert, pillars, romanesque, tournus, vault
Original Filename
IMG_6935pdls.jpg
Creator
David Joyal
Source
EdStockPhoto

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