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Albi, located on the River Tarn, 85 km northeast of Toulouse, was the seat of the Archbishop of Albi.
Sainte Cécile cathedral, which stands at the background of the shot, is a masterpiece of the Southern Gothic style, built between the 13th and 15th centuries. It is characterised by a strong contrast between its austere, defensive exterior and its sumptuous interior decoration.

The Old Bridge (Pont Vieux), which is visible on the painting of the street-painter, was originally built in stone in 1035, then clad with brick. Later, in the 14th century, it was fortified, reinforced with a drawbridge and houses were built on the piers.

Albi is the home of the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum, formely the Palais de la Berbie. The largest public collection in the world devoted to Toulouse-Lautrec, the museum harbors more than 1000 works, including the 31 famous posters.

Scanned from a slide, increased sharpness & saturation, cropped a bit and applied gradual toning.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albi

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