Tag Archives: Architecture

Churches of Toulouse Pt 7

This post isn’t just any church post, this post will cover the Cathedral of Toulouse, St Etienne. The cathedral is one of the most architecturally interesting buildings in Toulouse, as it is actually two incomplete churches joined together. Don’t ask … Continue reading

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Saint Sulpice

I have so many pictures piling up it’s hard to know what to post next, but at Vlad’s request I will be highlighting a beautiful church in Paris called Saint Sulpice. You may recognize the church from The Da Vinci … Continue reading

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A Page in The Great Book of Humanity

While riding the train to Paris Friday night, I was reading The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo when I read a passage that I found so thought provoking I had to share it. Hugo is discussing architecture, in … Continue reading

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L’hôtel de Pierre

I stumbled across the Hotel de Pierre quite by accident during my wanderings around Carmes. The facade was so stunning I had to do some research on this building. Here are some quick facts I learned: The official name is L’hôtel … Continue reading

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Churches of Toulouse Pt 5

After all of the overwhelming amount of activity the past few days, I’d like to have the peace and tranquility of a Medieval church. To continue highlighting the different churches of Toulouse, this post will focus on the most recent … Continue reading

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Doorways of Les Carmes

As I mentioned in my last post, not only am I constantly in raptures over the windows of Toulouse, but now also the doorways. The doors of Carmes are to thank for that. Their unique colors and details repeatedly stopped … Continue reading

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Wandering through Les Carmes

As I’m in the last half of my stay in Toulouse I’m starting to get that rushed feeling – “There’s so many things I haven’t seen! I have to cover every inch of the city in the next 6 weeks!” … Continue reading

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Shots around Toulouse

There’s nothing like seeing a sight that catches your eye for the first time. There is a peculiar pleasure in riding out into the unknown. A pleasure which no second journey on the same trail ever affords. – Edith Durham

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Windows of Toulouse

At street level, Toulouse is not the most beautiful of towns; the streets and sidewalks are tiny and crowded and covered with neon signs for stores and restaurants. But if you simply look up, you will see the most charming … Continue reading

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Carcassonne

To end the trip to the Mediterranean, we stopped in the Medieval city of Carcassonne, which is conveniently halfway between Toulouse and the sea. If I were to recount the history of Carcassone, it would be a thousand page novel, but it’s … Continue reading

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