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When photographing Narbonne Cathedral, I stopped to take an upwards looking shot in the ‘courtyard’ area of the incomplete section of the cathedral. It wasn’t until my wife saw the image later on my computer screen that she pointed out the crucifix shape made by the sky.
Narbonne Cathedral (Cathédrale Saint-Just-et-Saint-Pasteur de Narbonne) is a former cathedral, and national monument of France, located in the town of Narbonne. It is dedicated to Saints Justus and Pastor.
It was the seat of the Archbishop of Narbonne until the Archbishopric was merged into the Diocese of Carcassonne under the Concordat of 1801. (The title, however, passed to the Archbishop of Toulouse.) The church was declared a basilica minor in 1886.1
The building, begun in 1272, is noted for being unfinished.
*Photograph taken with Nikon D7000, 10-20mm Sigma lens @ 10mm, iso100, f5.6, 1/400 sec, handheld. HDR created from 3 bracketed exposures (-2, 0 +2), tonemapped in Photomatix. Final processing in PS CS4.