Saturday, November 30, 2013

FRANCE - Historic Centre of Avignon: Papal Palace, Episcopal Ensemble and Avignon Bridge

"In the 14th century, this city in the South of France was the seat of the papacy. The Palais des Papes, an austere-looking fortress lavishly decorated by Simone Martini and Matteo Giovanetti, dominates the city, the surrounding ramparts and the remains of a 12th-century bridge over the Rhone. Beneath this outstanding example of Gothic architecture, the Petit Palais and the Romanesque Cathedral of Notre-Dame-des-Doms complete an exceptional group of monuments that testify to the leading role played by Avignon in 14th-century Christian Europe." -

Postcard 1: Papal Palace at Night Time

Thank you so much for this wonderful card, Nancy!

Postcard 2: Papal Palace at Day Time

Another great postcard shared by Jean Pierre who visited and enjoyed the place in 2012... including the Pope's Palace...
Maraming salamat, Jean Pierre!

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