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#397: Chapter House

Photo 397: Chapter House - Fontenay Abbey

Photo Details

Photo ID
397
Date
2008-05-30
Location
Fontenay Abbey
Description
Chapter house of Fontenay Abbey, founded by St Bernard of Clairvaux in 1118. The church was dedicated in 1147 and the monastic complex was completed by 1200. the cloister is where monks spent most of their free time, usually reading, working or praying. Some capitals are decoratively carved, but only with restrained stiff-leaf designs.
Camera
Canon EOS 40D
Resolution
5000 x 3333 px
File Size
8.83 MB
ISO
400
Geotag
47.639369° N, 4.389639° E
Date Digitized
May 30, 2008
Date Uploaded
November 11, 2009
Credit
David Joyal