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#3453: Site of the Abbey Church

Photo 3453: Site of the Abbey Church - Cluny Abbey

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Photo ID
3453
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 in some dramatic evening light. The semicircular area in the foreground is the beginning of 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