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    The archeological excavations (foreground) in this 12th century Imperial Abbey are looking for new evidence of the forgotten past of this place. Previously, the place was certainly used for age-old cults. The phantom evokes this forgotten past… but maybe is the phantom ahead of schedule for this abbey? Indeed, the underground stratum slow move leads to the cracks we see in the vault. The cracks are the reason for the canvas sheet laid-out on the unique and precious 16th century altarpiece.
    WHAT MAKES THIS PHOTO GREAT?
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    Although the altar of this chuch was simply coverd for protection, I saw something completely different. I think it might be because of the soft white color and light, but my first vision of this photo was that of Christ on the cross. Once you've seen something like that in a picture, it can't be unseen.

    Daniel Westergren
    Director of Photography, National Geographic Travel
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    Date Taken: Sep 22, 2013
    Date Uploaded: Sep 8, 2014
    Location: Baume-les-Messieurs, Franche-Comte, France
    Camera: LEICA V-LUX 3
    Focal Length: 20.8 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/60 sec
    Aperture: f/3.5
    ISO: 800
    Copyright: © Jean P. C.
    Categories: Culture, Architecture, Places
    Assignments: Sense of Place