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Hambye abbey, south west of Normandy, is in ruins. The choir of the church is opened on vegetation and the sky, as the building has been used as a quarry at some point.

Palm tree of the abbey of Hambye The remaining stones are colonized by vegetation, your gaze can go through the church and its empty windows, among the columns towards the outside, or look up through the flying buttresses.

Other parts of the abbey remain, a commons building where an opening frames a garden, and a meeting hall featuring a palm tree (not of the vegetation kind) pillar. There’s only one other such palm tree in France, in the Jacobins church in Toulouse.

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