For my Thursday Doors post this week, I am revisiting a different part of a splendid ensemble of buildings which were once the beautiful Abbey of Notre Dame. After a long and chequered past of good fortune and subsequent destruction during the 100 years’ War and the Wars of Religion, the abbey and its ‘logis’ now have the misfortune to lie next door to the hideous Lafarge cement works. The abbey is a stunning monument to the glorious architecture of the 12th to 16th centuries (with some 17th century revisions), whilst the cement works is a monstrosity of 20th century construction. I thought I would ignore the cement works again – no really, it truly is that ugly – and revisit the 15th/16th century ‘logis’ part of the abbey to show you its stunning, monumental gateway. If you would like to see more of the 12th century abbey ruins please click here………
Thanks as always to Norm Frampton for this excellent weekly challenge, to see more contributions please click here…. PS Thought I’d better add a photo of the cement works which dominates the skyline for miles around – ghastly…..
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