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#1604: East Wall with Frescoes

Photo 1604: East Wall with Frescoes - Poitiers Baptistery

Photo Details

Photo ID
1604
Credit
Title
East Wall with Frescoes
Caption
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.
Geotag
46.579509° N, 0.348617° E
Uploaded
November 16, 2009
Camera
Canon EOS 40D
ISO
1600