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Category:Architecture and Structures
Subcategory:Churches
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Keywords:France, French history, Paris, Saint-Denis, Suger, arches, basilique de Saint-Denis, cathedrals, churches, funeral monuments, gothic architecture, middle ages, monarchy, nécropole royale, tombs
Photo Info

Dimensions998 x 1500
Original file size334 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken25-Sep-11 14:30
Date modified26-Jan-17 08:16
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D700
Focal length24 mm
Exposure1/100 at f/5.6
ISO speedISO 1250
Saint-Denis cathedral landmark of gothic architecture

Nave

Nave and choir as rebuilt between 1231 and 1281, a record for the time. The church was reconstructed with the financial help of king Saint Louis, reflecting the importance of the abbey for the French monarchy.