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#403: Cloister

Photo 403: Cloister - Fontenay Abbey

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Photo ID
403
Credit
Title
Cloister
Caption
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.
Geotag
47.639369° N, 4.389639° E
Uploaded
November 11, 2009
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
ISO
100