Hello , I understand that "gaze" normally suggests the action of "looking" at someone or something but I can't find the proper french word to translate "gaze" in the following sentence: " Beneath the red-brick gaze of the old Victorian school they joined an uneasy crowd of mothers,fathers,children,all there to say farewell." WOuld "façade" be ok ? I really have no other idea and would appreciate your help and suggestions !!!!