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Old December 7th, 2012, 11:39 AM   #841
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Sainte Cécile interior:
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The elaborate interior stands in stark contrast to the cathedral's military exterior. Below the organ, a fresco of the Last Judgement, attributed to unknown Flemish painters, originally covered nearly 200 m² (the central area was later removed):










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Old December 7th, 2012, 11:40 AM   #842
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At 30 meters in height, the vault painted by Italian artists from Bologna kept 500 years later all its magnificent colors. Thanks to the quality of the employed materials, no restoration was necessary.















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Old December 7th, 2012, 11:41 AM   #843
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Old December 7th, 2012, 11:42 AM   #844
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Saint Cecilia is the patron saint of musicians.
Condemned for Christian proselytism when Roman empire was still polytheist, the executioner was required and she was to have her head chopped off. But he was unsuccessful three times and didn't have the right for a fourth attempt, she was only seriously injured and was dying during three days!
Frankly, to have a good executioner is as important as to have a good dentist!
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Old December 7th, 2012, 11:46 AM   #845
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Basilique Saint Sernin, Toulouse, France
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Saint Sernin basilica

Saint Sernin basilica is one of the biggest remaining romanesque church in the western world (115m long, 64m large). It was built mainly between years 1070 and 1120. It is said to have the most important collection of relics of France, including that of Saint Saturnin, the martyred bishop of the city, to whom the church is devoted. The history says he was tortured in 3rd century by trying to convert the Roman people of Toulouse to the Christianity, he was attached to a bull and dragged by the animal until death follows.
Few Romanesque big churches have remained intact as St Sernin. This monument is an essential stage on Saint James Way (the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela, in Spain).






The tympanum of the Porte Miegeville. It depicts the Ascension in quite a literal manner, with angels hoisting Christ up into heaven by the waist. Below, the apostles look up in wonder while two angels explain that he will return from heaven in the same way :





This huge monument is almost 1000 years old!


Under the roof, a former classroom that cannot be visited (those two pictures are from a TV program). The universe is divided into spheres on which celestial bodies turn around the Earth, at the center. It was, of course, far before the Copernican revolution:


The Earth is represented with three continents: Asia, Africa and Europe. America had not been discovered yet:
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A romanesque Christ, note that every foot has its nail :
















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Old December 7th, 2012, 12:23 PM   #847
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Notre-Dame de Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges, near Toulouse, France, built around 1100.
Another stage on Saint James Way (the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela, in Spain):

http://www.lourdes-infotourisme.com/...UMID065FS0000E

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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Saint-Bertrand de Comminges by Kristobalite on flickr

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Source: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cath%C3...d-de-Comminges
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Old December 7th, 2012, 01:10 PM   #848
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Sainte Chapelle, Paris, France, built from 1242 to 1248 (in only 6 years), considered as one of the masterpieces of gothic art.

Sainte-Chapelle was founded by the ultra-devout King Louis IX of France, who constructed it as a chapel for the royal palace and to house precious relics. The palace itself has otherwise utterly disappeared, leaving the Sainte-Chapelle all but surrounded by the Palais de Justice.
Unlike many devout aristocrats, who regularly swiped sacred relics, the saintly Louis bought his for a hefty sum. In 1239, he purchased the crown of thorns from the impoverished Latin emperor at Constantinople, Baldwin II, for 135,000 livres (the entire chapel, by contrast, cost 40,000 livres to build). A piece of the True Cross was added, along with other relics, making Sainte-Chapelle a valuable reliquary.

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source: http://architecture.relig.free.fr/chapelle.htm




source: http://www.hoteldesignquartierlatinp...hapelle-paris/

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http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sainte-Chapelle






source: http://www.sacred-destinations.com/f...ainte-chapelle



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Source: La Sainte Chapelle - Paris by Philippe_28 on flickr

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Source: Sainte Chapelle... by WvJazzman on flickr
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Old December 7th, 2012, 07:42 PM   #849
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Abbaye du Mont Saint Michel, France (abbey church of Mont Saint Michel)

A bit of history : Mont-Saint-Michel was used in the sixth and seventh centuries as an Armorican stronghold of Romano-Breton culture and power, until it was ransacked by the Franks, thus ending the trans-channel culture that had stood since the departure of the Romans in AD 460.
Before the construction of the first monastic establishment in the 8th century, the island was called "monte tombe". According to legend, St. Michael the Archangel appeared to St. Aubert, bishop of Avranches, in 708 and instructed him to build a church on the rocky islet. Aubert repeatedly ignored the angel's instruction, until St. Michael burned a hole in the bishop's skull with his finger.
The mount gained strategic significance in 933 when William "Long Sword", William I, Duke of Normandy, annexed the Cotentin Peninsula, definitively placing the mount in Normandy.
During the Hundred Years' War, the English made repeated assaults on the island, but were unable to seize it due to the abbey's improved fortifications. Les Michelettes – two wrought-iron bombards left by the English in their failed 1423–24 siege of Mont-Saint-Michel – are still displayed near the outer defense wall.
When Louis XI of France founded the Order of Saint Michael in 1496, he intended that the abbey church of Mont Saint-Michel be the chapel for the Order, but because of its great distance from Paris, his intention could never be realized.
The wealth and influence of the abbey extended to many daughter foundations, including St Michael's Mount in Cornwall. However, its popularity and prestige as a centre of pilgrimage waned with the Reformation, and by the time of the French Revolution there were scarcely any monks in residence. The abbey was closed and converted into a prison, initially to hold clerical opponents of the republican régime. High-profile political prisoners followed, but by 1836, influential figures – including Victor Hugo – had launched a campaign to restore what was seen as a national architectural treasure. The prison was finally closed in 1863, and the mount was declared a historic monument in 1874. The Mont-Saint-Michel and its bay were added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1979, and it was listed with criteria such as cultural, historical, and architectural significance, as well as human-created and natural beauty.


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L'abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel vue d'un ULM by baloulumix on flickr


http://www.lejdd.fr/Culture/Images/A...-Michel-211123


http://www.motohotel.com/france/


http://www.moreeuw.com/histoire-art/...int-michel.htm


http://www.photo-evasion.com/photos/...andie-394.html








http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbaye_...t-Saint-Michel


http://architecture.relig.free.fr/mont_michel.htm


http://www.lostinfinistere.com/1/pos...ooh-la-la.html

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http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbaye_...t-Saint-Michel

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Source: Le mont Saint Michel by babicka2 on flickr

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Messina , Italy

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