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Old December 25th, 2004, 09:31 PM   #1
Matthieu
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Pictures of Auch

Auch

Auch is a small town, historic capital of Gascony. The main thing to see there is the cathedral. The city was rather rich at the moment. This is why the inside of the cathedral is so nice.

It's a gothic church, but the interior has been modified several times. And include some baroque elements in (that's how it works here, we didn't build Baroque church because we already had church when the style was introduced but we modified the interiors).

It has a lot of gold inside it and the wood there is of extreme quality. Before being sculpted it stay in the river there (the Gers, it's also the name of the department) one full year. Then Auch afforded the best northern italian artists (wich I can't name but they were famous in their time) to work it.

This is why on some pictures, you have the impression to have gold over the wood. But in fact there is no gold on the wood (but there are tons everywhere else in) it's just light reflecting on the wood.

So here is the Cathedral, Sainte Marie

















































































And now the town itself.



































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