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Toulouse Cathedral HDR II | by Paul 'Tuna' Turner
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Toulouse Cathedral HDR II

Looking down the skewed aisle of Toulouse's cathedral.

 

The Cathedral St Etienne in Toulouse is a mixture of 13th century and 14th century, built in various stages over the centuries in an attempt to make it bigger and better than the rival Basilica St Sernin.

 

It never really managed it and today it looks a little bit strange, with the various parts not lined up with each other and the main aisle disjointed in the middle.

 

The cathedral contains 17 individual chapels, with the main brick entrance part of the original 13th century structure, with the much larger choir added when the church became a cathedral.

 

The cathedral was due to be rebuilt entirely, but money ran out, hence the hotch-potch structure that stands today.

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Taken on September 6, 2011