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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

An Excursion To Moissac

Tuesday we took our last excursion from Montauban. It was an easy, half hour drive west to Moissac. There, we saw the remarkable abbey church and adjoining cloister of St. Pierre. The Romanesque statuary in the tympanum of the church are some of the most celebrated examples of that type of sculpture, and prove amazing to look at. Figures are elongated, and fanciful yet full of deep emotion, created for pilgrims to venerate. After a pleasant lunch in the square opposite the church we drove back early to Montauban to spend a final afternoon relaxing. Jim swam in the hotel pool, and Dan took a brief stroll to the city center to see Hardouin's neo-classical Cathedral.

Tomorrow we drive to Toulouse and then fly to Lisbon. Stay tuned for our adventures in sunny Portugal.


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