Photographer's Note

Here is a photo of a doorway in the 1st level of the cathedral of Albi , this level , located in the oldest part of the building is almost blind with the only openings to the outside such small windows. Doorways and thick walls evoke more a fortress than a cathedral .

According to Wikipedia:
Sainte- Cécile d' Albi Cathedral is the seat of the Archdiocese of Albi in the Tarn department in France . It is set on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Tarn. A century was required for its erection, 1282-1390 .
Sainte-Cécile cathedral, classified with the Episcopal City of Albi since July 31, 2010 on the World Heritage List of Unesco, is today one of the most visited France.1 cathedrals. The archbishopric ( Albi , Castres and Lavaur ) is occupied by Mgr Jean Legrez .
The building surprised by the contrast between its austere exterior appearance of a military fortress and the pictorial and sculptural richness of its interior.

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