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Sunday, February 23, 2014

France 2012 - Day 13 - Toulouse: Basilica of Saint-Sernin (Part 2)

France 2012
Day 13 - 25th October - Toulouse: Basilica of Saint-Sernin
(Part 2)

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Road leading to Basilica of Saint-Sernin

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Basilica of Saint-Sernin
The crypt and ambulatory were closed for lunch. I wasn't going to wait an hour so I just saw what was open and moved on.

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Gateway

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Hobos (students)
Maybe they were sitting around the church since they wouldn't be chased off

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Porte Miègeville

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UNESCO sign (Routes of Santiago of Compostella in France)

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On the first portal: the Pre-portal of the Renaissance/the Gate of the Annunciation

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On the Porte Miègeville: A masterpiece of Romanesque art

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Porte Miègeville details

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"Welcome for pilgrims from 3pm to 6pm"
Err.

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Nave

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Pillars

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Altar

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Shield on wall

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Heraldic devices

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On the chronology of the basilica

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Tower

I skipped the nearby Roman museum - there was no time and I'd seen enough Roman stuff for now.

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Rue du Taur

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Portail du College de l'Esquile par Bachelier, 1556

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Amusing souvenir shop item: the South of France vs the Rest

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Rue du Taur

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On church Notre Dame of Taur (Taur is Occitan for Bull)

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Church of the Jacobins and more hordes of students outside

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Picture from ceiling of church

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Desolate interior

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Altar

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On St Thomas Aquinas, whose relics were here

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Altar with Thomas of Aquinas reliquary

The architecture was interesting. There were large pillars down the centre of the church and coloured stones in the wall.

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??? presumably something used to be here

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Colourful-ish wall

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Red stained glass

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Cloisters

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Ambulatory

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Students showing disrespect for historical property

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Murals in chapel

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Cloisters

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Mural

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Roof

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Cloisters and tower

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Can of Coke. Good to know it has no preservatives or artificial flavours.

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Hotel de Bernuy

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Hotel de Nupces

There was a boardgames shop open "tous les jours". However in France, "tous les jours" (every day) does not mean every day, but Monday to Saturday. Gah.

At the shop, there were suggested times for how long games took to explain. "City of Horrors" supposedly could be explained in 5 minutes (for a 45€ game, right). "Catane" (Settlers of Catan) supposedly would take 10, Civilization 45, The Resistance 5, Bang 10, Munchkins 5 and Carcassonne 10. Hah.
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