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A View of Fontevraud
France

The sun stayed in until early evening, but then the view of the ancient Abbey of Fontevraud was quite nice.  The ornate roof of the kitchen building, with its many chimneys, is not so ancient, having been "reconstructed" in 1909 by an architect who some say gave his imagination a little too much freedom.  But it looks great anyhow.

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