Thursday, April 26, 2007

A Rather Impressive Church

In 1843, following requests by the neighbourhood, the city of Toulouse organized an architectural competition to design this church. The winning project was a neo-Gothic construction, which suited the local tastes of the time, but the Parisian Civilian Buildings' Counsel rejected the plans in favour of Auguste Delort's design. There ensued long and unpopular building work, which was never quite finished.


Blogger Kate said...

Now, why does everything in France look so beautiful and distinctive?!

3:38 AM  
Blogger Starman said...

I used to walk past the St Aubin area almost daily when I was in Toulouse last year. I wonder why they have iron posts around most of the cath├ędrales in France?

5:05 PM  
Blogger Toulouse Photo Day said...

They have iron to protect the cathedrales.
Thanks kate..

3:39 PM  

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