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#6568: West Facade

Photo 6568: West Facade - Tournus Abbey

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Photo ID
6568
Credit
Title
West Facade
Caption
West facade, 11th century. It is imposing and austere, with thick walls and arrow-slit windows indicating its double purpose as a fortress. The only decoration comes from tall recesses beneath Lombard bands (small blind arches) and a cross cut in the top center. The north tower dates from the late 12th century. The portal is an incongruous 19th-century addition, as is the walkway between the west towers.
Geotag
46.565868° N, 4.908936° E
Uploaded
August 20, 2010
Camera
Canon EOS 40D
ISO
200