Abbey of San Galgano


A few nice Index kings, images I found:

Abbey of San Galgano
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Image by Mammaoca2008
Was King Arthur italian? Maube not but at San Galgano there are evidence (the sword itself!) that the legend probably started here.
This is a wonderful medieval gothic abbey; it is not very common to find gothic churches in Italy and this one is of exceptional beauty!
It was built in 12th century and abandoned in 15th… restoring works started about 40 years ago and still go on…
The structure is perfectly preserved while the roof … is the sky! This makes it a very amotional place to visit.
The roof did not collapse… it was disassembled by the paisants in 16th sec. to be sold and reused. it was common knowledge that the roof contained lead sheets which were then very valuable. The lead was sold and the rest of the roof reused for other construction.
The sword is preserved in the near Montesiepi sanctuary.

See complete San Galgano set

Frank Turner Butcher Shop, interior, Auburn, ca. 1900
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Description: Interior photo of Frank Turner’s Butcher Shop in Auburn, Washington. Customer Ruth Hart stands at the counter, while owner Frank Turner stands behind counter. The shop was located at the present-day site of 19 East Main Street.

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