Jacques

Jacques

Posted on 10/20/2009


Photo taken on October  2, 2009



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France
Marseille
Provence
Landmark
200909 Trip
Bouches-du-Rhone
Byzantine Style
Ste Marie Majeure
Cathedral La Major


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PA029040ac Marseille Cathedral St Mary Major

PA029040ac Marseille Cathedral St Mary Major
From wikipedia: Marseille Cathedral (Cathedrale Sainte-Marie-Majeure de Marseille or Cathedrale de la Major) is a Roman Catholic cathedral, and a national monument of France, located in Marseille; It has been a basilica minor since 1896; It is the seat of the Archdiocese of Marseille (formerly the Diocese of Marseille until its elevation in 1948); The present cathedral, the "Nouvelle Major", was built on an enormous scale in Byzantine-Roman style from 1852 to 1896 on the site used for the cathedrals of Marseille since the 5th century, principally by the architects Leon Vaudoyer (1803-1872) and Henri-Jacques Esperendieu (1829-1874); Some modest structures remaining from the largely demolished earlier cathedral, the "Vieille Major", still stand alongside, dwarfed by the huge scale of the later construction; France Bouches-du-Rhone Marseille.

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Régis Desailly
Régis Desailly
Curieuse architecture!******
8 years ago.
Jacques has replied to Régis Desailly
Architecture Byzantine Romaine, merci Régis!
8 years ago.
Evangrek63
Evangrek63
very nice
8 years ago.
Jacques has replied to Evangrek63
Not visited alas, no free place to park! Thank You Evan!
8 years ago.