Taken with a Canon 500d 10-24 mm lens

Bazas Cathedral (Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Bazas) is a Roman Catholic cathedral, and a national monument of France, located in Bazas, Gironde.

Bazas was the seat of the Bishop of Bazas until the French Revolution (after which it was not restored but was instead, by the Concordat of 1801, divided between the dioceses of Bordeaux, Agen and Aire) and its main attraction is still the cathedral dedicated to Saint John the Baptist, so named because the blood of John the Baptist was venerated here. The cathedral dominates the town and stands at the east end of a wide, open space called the parvis.

The cathedral dates mainly from the 13th-14th centuries, and was built on the model of the great Gothic cathedrals of northern France. The west front is unique with its three noticeable levels: the first includes the three Gothic portals retaining part of their original 13th century sculpture; the second includes the rose window from 1537; and the third is a Neoclassical gable from 1723. The belfry on the north is part 11th century up to the openings.

The interior consists of a long, narrow nave, with no transept, and was entirely rebuilt from 1583-1635 after the Huguenots badly damaged it in 1561 during the Wars of Religion.


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  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 2 years ago

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 2 years ago

    interesting shot Irene…and steeped in history! x

  • Many thanks Linda x

    – Irene Burdell

  • Shanina Conway
    Shanina Conwayover 2 years ago

    How amazing and magestic! Stunning capture Irene, love the one below too;)

  • Thank you so much Shanina x

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    SWEEPERover 2 years ago

    Beautifully and skillfully done Irene , great attention to the verticles, Big pat on back LoL.

  • Thank you so much for your great comment Phil x

    – Irene Burdell

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenover 2 years ago

    Very beautiful image Irene!

  • Many thanks Ellen x

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  • © Hany G. Jadaa © Prince John Photography
    © Hany G. Jada...over 2 years ago

    Holy Cathedral!!! Wonderful capture Irene! And a great lesson in architechtural history.

  • Thank you so much Hany.

    – Irene Burdell

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynover 2 years ago

    stunning love !

  • Many thanks Guendalyn x

    – Irene Burdell

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 2 years ago

    Supr detailed shot, nice one Irene …

  • Thnak you so much Tom x

    – Irene Burdell

  • Ginny Schmidt
    Ginny Schmidtover 2 years ago

    I love reading books about the building of those old cathedrals. Have you read The Heaven Tree Trilogy by Edith Pargeter, writing as Ellis Peters?

  • Thank you so much Ginny, no I haven’t read them , .x

    – Irene Burdell

  • Country  Pursuits
    Country Pursuitsover 2 years ago

    Looks lovely Irene. x

  • Many thanks Richard , it’s a beautiful cathedral x

    – Irene Burdell

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