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1031.01.08 
 Unusually styled apse at the easten end of Cathédrale Sainte Cécile, Albi, Tarn, France 
The Albigensian Crusades against the Cathars commenced in 1208. In the late 13th century bishop Bernard de Castanet commenced on Cathédrale Sainte Cécile (Saint Cecilia) in 1282. Built as a fortress in southern Gothic style, it was not completed until 1480. It is claimed to be the largest brick building in the world. 
 Keywords: French architecture old ancient medieval picturesque scene view red brick imposing strategic big large huge building cathedral Saint Cecile Cecilia religion religious Christian Christianity Albigensian crusade crusades Cathar Cathars fortress defensive high brick wall walls lgpl

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Photographer: Leslie Garland
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Unusually styled apse at the easten end of Cathédrale Sainte

Cécile, Albi, Tarn, France
The Albigensian Crusades against the Cathars commenced in 1208. In the late 13th century bishop Bernard de Castanet commenced on Cathédrale Sainte Cécile (Saint Cecilia) in 1282. Built as a fortress in southern Gothic style, it was not completed until 1480. It is claimed to be the largest brick building in the world.
Keywords: French architecture old ancient medieval picturesque scene view red brick imposing strategic big large huge building cathedral Saint Cecile Cecilia religion religious Christian Christianity Albigensian crusade crusades Cathar Cathars fortress defensive high brick wall walls lgpl