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Categories & Keywords

Category:Architecture and Structures
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:11th century, Compostela, Conques, Romanesque, Saint-Jacques de Compostelle, Sainte-Foy, abbey, abbeys, ages, devils, medieval, medieval, middle, middle ages, paradise, pilgrimage, purgaotry, romanesque, tartar, tartaros, tympanum
Photo Info

Dimensions1700 x 1131
Original file size454 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken14-Jul-12 12:17
Date modified1-Jan-17 11:43
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D700
Focal length200 mm
Focal length (35mm)200 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/320 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Romanesque tympanum of Sainte Foy at Conques

The sculptor depicted hell (or purgatory, according to Séguret) with plenty of imagination and black humor. While life in paradise seems to be rather cozy and dull, with sweet angels leading the chosen by the hand, a band of inventive devils keep things going wild for the poor sinners.