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Categories & Keywords

Category:Architecture and Structures
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Jumieges, Jumièges, Marc Haegeman photography, Nikon D800, Norman history, Romanesque, Seine-Maritime, William the Conqueror, abbaye, abbey, churches, france, history, medieval, middle ages, ruins
Photo Info

Dimensions1144 x 1543
Original file size444 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken6-May-16 12:12
Date modified23-May-16 21:10
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D800
Focal length16 mm
Focal length (35mm)16 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/200 at f/8
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 80
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Etretat Jumieges Normandie Marc Haegeman

Jumièges abbey

The Benedictine abbey was founded around 654 in the Seine valley, quickly becoming one of the most important monastic centres in Normandy. After a period of recess during the Viking raids, the abbey, favored by the dukes of Normandy, regained its prosperity in the 11th century. The last monks left in 1790 and the buildings were used as a quarry until they were purchased by the Lepel-Cointet family in 1853.