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18/02/2009

Basilica Notre-Dame de Fourvière, Lyon, France


The Basilica Notre-Dame de Fourvière is a basilica in Lyon, France. It was built with private funds between 1872 and 1896 in a dominating position in the city, as a mark of the triumph of Christian values over the socialists of the Lyon commune of 1870, like the similarly-inspired Basilique du Sacré-Cœur in Paris. Its design, by Pierre Bossan, draws from both Romanesque and Byzantine architecture, two non-Gothic models that were unusual choices at the time. It features fine mosaics, superb stained glass,and a crypt of Saint Joseph. The basilica, which offers guided tours and contains a Museum of Sacred Art, receives 1.5 million visitors annually.

1 comment:

roentarre said...

This is a great B+W image where there is plenty of mood embedded in this image! Great art