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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Cath├ędrale Saint-Sauveur d'Aix



The latest photo on my France calendar is of Aix-en-Provence, where the Cathedral of the Holy Saviour lives ....

It is built on the site of the 1st century Roman forum of Aix. Built and re-built from the 12th until the 19th century, it includes Romanesque, Gothic and Neo-Gothic elements, as well as Roman columns and parts of the baptistery from a 6th-century Christian church. It is a national monument of France.

Here are some photos from Wikipedia Commons ...

One of the most well known works of art at the cathedral is the triptych of the Burning Bush, by Nicolas Froment ...



Here's a detail from the carving on the doors ...



if you click to enlarge this photo of the interior of the cathedral, you can see a large photo of Pope Francis on the wall ;) ...


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