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Church of St Mary, Thame
Thame, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Vézelay, Yonne, Burgundy, France
Church of St Mary, Great Milton
Great Milton, Oxfordshire, England, UK
The west entrance of the church leads into a dark narthex (late 10th or early 11th century) with a low, heavy vault. Like the nave, it has three aisles supported by plain round pillars. The center aisle is groin vaulted and the side aisles are barrel vaulted; some are decorated with frescoes... Credit: David Joyal.
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... Credit: David Joyal.
The mountain village of Conques nestles around the Church of St. Foy, seen here from the northwest. Credit: Holly Hayes.
View from above. Saint-Martin-du-Canigou Abbey (c.1009), Roussillon, France. Credit: David Joyal.
The beautiful 12th-century west facade of Notre-Dame-la-Grande, Poitiers. Credit: David Joyal.
Nave (c. 1100-18) looking west. Basilica of St. Sernin, Toulouse, Midi-Pyrenees, France. Credit: Holly Hayes.
View of the towers of Durham Cathedral from across the River Wear to the northwest. The twin west towers date from 1217-26; the central tower was rebuilt in 1465-90. Durham, England. Credit: Holly Hayes.
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