Photographer's Note

"St. Peter's Cathedral. Construction began in 1160 and lasted 150 years, by which time this towering Romanesque cathedral had acquired Gothic accents; a massive neoclassical facade was added in 1750. The austerity of the nave reflects its 1536 conversion from a Catholic cathedral to a Protestant church; Calvin's followers destroyed statuary and frescoes like those restored to the 15th-century, neo-Gothic Chapel of the Maccabees, to the right of the main entrance. The panoramic view from the north tower (to the left at the far end of the nave) is worth the climb."


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