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#3451: Site of the Abbey Church

Photo 3451: Site of the Abbey Church - Cluny Abbey

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Photo ID
3451
Credit
Title
Site of the Abbey Church
Caption
Site of the former Cluny Abbey church (1088-1130), of which only the south transept survives, seen from the west. The area in the parvis (an outdoor staircase). This led down to the huge antechurch or porch (1130-90), in which the foundations of pillars can be seen. The sloped-roof stone buildings are the surviving bases of the great west towers, the Barabans. Against a landscape of Burgundian hills in the background is the south transept, topped with the beautiful Clocher de l'Eau-Bénite ("Holy Water Belfry").
Geotag
46.434666° N, 4.659410° E
Uploaded
December 30, 2009
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
ISO
100