A photo diary from the Languedoc region of France, particularly around the vicinity of Lamalou-les-Bains, my previous home town in France. Please see my new blog "Moorlands and Peak".
Wednesday, 28 April 2010
Tour Romane, Puissalicon
La Tour Romane, Puissalicon
This tower in a cemetery near Puissalicon was built in the XIc. It was built to stand alone and is 28m tall. A XIIc church was built against the tower which was used as its bell-tower. The church was destroyed during the wars of religion.The tower is decorated with "Lombard Bands" (the blind arches above the windows) and with black volcanic rock picking out some of the detail. The tower is an important piece of medieval Romanesque architecture. (Canon EOS450D, Sigma 17-70mm lens @ 17mm, 1/640s @ f/7.1)