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#398: Cloister Gallery

Photo 398: Cloister Gallery - Fontenay Abbey

Photo Details

Photo ID
398
Date
2008-05-30
Location
Fontenay Abbey
Description
Gallery in the peaceful cloister 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 3336 px
File Size
7.13 MB
ISO
100
Geotag
47.639369° N, 4.389639° E
Date Digitized
May 30, 2008
Date Uploaded
November 11, 2009
Credit
David Joyal