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#1597: East Wall with Frescoes

Photo 1597: East Wall with Frescoes - Poitiers Baptistery

Photo Details

Photo ID
1597
Date
2008-07-14
Location
Poitiers Baptistery
Description
East wall of the Baptistère Saint-Jean in Poitiers, with Romanesque frescoes of the 11th and 12th centuries. The baptistery was built around 360, making it the oldest church in France. The east apse was added in the 6th or 7th century. Some of the frescoes date from the 11th century, including Constantine on horseback. Frescoes of the life of St. John the Baptist were painted over them in the 13th century.
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Resolution
3888 x 2592 px
File Size
6.62 MB
ISO
1600
Geotag
46.579509° N, 0.348617° E
Date Digitized
July 14, 2008
Date Uploaded
November 16, 2009
Credit
Holly Hayes