Albi Cathedral

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We visited Albi Cathedral, a monumental red brick building, most impressive with its stark exterior and highly decorated interior featuring a vivid scene of heaven and hell and many trompe d’oeil designs. There is a peregrine falcon’s nest high on one of the towers that you can observe via webcam. We saw one of the falcons swooping around in the dark the other night.

Albi is also proud of being the birthplace of Toulouse Lautrec and La Perouse and there is a museum for each of them.

We have greatly enjoyed the hospitality of Bettina and Dan in their old farmhouse home on the edge of town.

One Response to “Albi Cathedral”

  1. Linepark Abroad (text by BP, photos by RL) Says:

    Fascinating and gruesome.

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