Found project: Palais des Papes


    Project : Palais des Papes

    Language variant : Palace of the Popes

    Architect : Louvres, Jean de & Mirepoix, Pierre Poisson of

    Completion: 1370

    Locality : Avignon

    Country : France

    Building style : Gothic

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    Description :

    …Mona and I had dinner in the boat and then went for a walk in the moonlight to see the Popes Palace. I’ve been in Avignon before, but only now I realized that this building complex, perhaps the most fantastic in whole Europe, who knows, comes into it’s own in moonlight. Bright daylight is the enemy of this Gothic surrealism, but at night the labyrinthine walls start to shine in phosphorus glow, the shadow becomes tighter below the pointed arches, and the viewer doesn’t know whether he faces an Arabic caravan serail, a crusade fantasy or an abstract painting.

    Schildt, Göran: Toivematka, Otava, 1996, p. 266.

    Ed. and transl. Katriina Puputti



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