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Cathedral Doorway, France

Cathedral Doorway, France

Door and column of the beautiful 12th century church in 
Oloron-Sainte-Marie. It was built by Gaston IV, a pious Viscount and the first Crusader to enter Jerusalem in July 1099.

The column commemorates the defeat of the Muslims after the Crusades, and features two middle eastern characters wincing as they struggle to hold the great weight they now bear.
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