Blue Ceiling - Cathedral of Albi, France by Jamie Alexander

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The Gothic Cathédrale Ste-Cécile of Albi, built in the 13th century in the heart of Cathar country, is the largest brick building in the world.

The Cathedral was built as a defensive fortress and statement of strength after the Albigensian Crusade (1209-1229), a holy war waged by the Catholic Church against the heretical Cathars and the count of Toulouse.

Construction on Albi Cathedral began in 1282 under the direction of Bernard de Castanet (1277-1307), who was Bishop of Albi and Chief Inquisitor. Construction was mostly done by 1383, but the cathedral was not fully complete until 1492.

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  • Graham Southall
    Graham Southallabout 4 years ago

    Wow stunning capture! Just love cathedrals. Beautiful:))))

  • I just took this one today! This is one of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen! Thanks for the comment Graham!

    – Jamie Alexander

  • Corinne Pouzet
    Corinne Pouzetabout 4 years ago

    Excellent picture, Jamie ! I think this cathedral shines more inside than from outside

  • Thank you Corinne! I agree. The interior is an unexpected jewel!

    – Jamie Alexander

  • Christine Oakley
    Christine Oakleyabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your Feature on 18 January 2011

    Keep the great work coming!

  • Thank you very much!

    – Jamie Alexander

  • fototaker
    fototakerabout 4 years ago

    gorgeous, simply, wonderfully gorgeous and colorful!!! thanks for sharing!!

  • Thank you so much. I was standing there in complete awe… the photo pretty much took itself!

    – Jamie Alexander

  • fototaker
    fototakerabout 4 years ago

    and congrats on this and the many features to follow!!!

  • :-)

    – Jamie Alexander

  • vaggypar
    vaggyparabout 4 years ago

    Great Work .!!!

  • Thank you! :-)

    – Jamie Alexander

  • Gothman
    Gothmanabout 4 years ago

    Lovely capture! Such a beautiful cathedral!

  • Thank you very much!

    – Jamie Alexander

  • Kim Slater
    Kim Slateralmost 4 years ago


  • Thanks Kim :-)

    – Jamie Alexander

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKalmost 4 years ago

    WOW! What a stunning capture Jamie. A work of art.

  • Thank you Don :-) Much appreciated!

    – Jamie Alexander

  • Yhun Suarez
    Yhun Suarezalmost 4 years ago

    Features 12th February 2011

    -yhun :)

  • Great news! Thank you!!

    – Jamie Alexander

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