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Fontevraud Kitchen
France

Interior view of the famous stone kitchen attached to the refectory at Fontevraud Abbey.  With multiple gigantic fireplaces, it was equipped to feed hundreds of people.

Copyright: Thomas K Sharpless
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 11376x5688
Taken: 08/10/2013
Uploaded: 14/10/2013
Updated: 30/06/2014
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Tags: fontevraud abbey; medieval; kitchen
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