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Old December 25th, 2004, 09:32 PM   #1
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Pictures of Luz Saint Sauveur

Luz Saint Sauveur

Luz Saint Sauveur is really a tiny village. Unsignicant on a map. And very hard to find. It's 20 km after Lourdes but the road is a pain. In 45min to do it and just a long succession of green mountainous canyons. The village is entirely surrounded on mountains and is far from everything.

So the question is, why would someone goes there? Well, there is a church, a fortified one. It is say it was built by the Templars there. The style of the church itself is hard to define. As you see, it's a fortified one, and the inside was modified several time as you can see, just like for Sainte Marie of Auch, details that are baroque and gothics. It was built around 800BC and was modified a lot of time too. For example, you can see a paint of a man holding a triangle, the triangle itself symbolise the holy trinity, but the man has 3 faces. It's what we name an "Anamorphosée" here, depending or you angle and distance of view you can see one or three faces. The angels also have a typical baroroque design, they are winged heards without body, in the classical architecture they have a doby and an undertemined gender.

And it front of the church, you can see the castle in the distance. Wich is named Sainte Marie.

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