Royan

October 16, 2010 § 6 Comments

In World War II German forces occupied Royan long after the liberation of France. In 1945 the Royal Air Force bombed Royan destroying 85% of the centre. In the 1950’s the town was rebuilt with modern architecture in that time. One of the most interesting buildings is the cathedral.

The Cathedral is built using concrete, where the previous cathedral was neo-gothic. When I heard the cathedral was built in concrete I thought it was going to be really ugly. However I did not expect a towering building with so many interesting dimensions. Inside it was brightly lit with long thin stained glass windows. I really enjoyed looking at the stained glass, it was not the usual stained glass, telling the story of the bible with figures. Instead the story was told in abstracted stained glass, which I found beautiful, the colours were so immense.

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