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Rocamadour - II

Posted by
: Helen : (Helen is photographing in, Australia) on 26 October 2014 in Lifestyle & Culture.

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I invite you to join me in another series. This time we are investigating a small picturesque village, Rocamadour, buried deep in the French country-side of Quercy.

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We are approaching Rocamadour from the river canyon Alzou or the 'Dark Valley'. Before too long we come to the first fortification. In Middle Ages, times were dangerous. There were many disputes and invaders posing threats to pilgrims who trailed towards this town along St. James' pilgrimage route. We would have been challenged, as all pilgrims and merchants, at the gate by the soldiers dressed in protective armour.

This first gate gives us the first glimpse of the Sanctuary of Rocamadour towering far above. If the guards let us past, we will make our way into the beautiful village to find an inn to rest and refresh before making our way to seek the Sacred Stairway that will enable us to enter the holy sanctuary the next morning.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 1/160 second F/9.0 ISO 100 35 mm

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Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Spectacular framing !

26 Oct 2014 8:06am

@Mhelene: Thank you!

michel creze from le havre, France

Très beau cadrage et belle perspective !

Very great composition and great perspective!

26 Oct 2014 8:15am

@michel creze: Merci beaucoup Michel!

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Just as lovely as I had hoped . . Time looks to move slowly there.

26 Oct 2014 9:37am

@Ronnie 2¢: There is no hurry here, apart from vying for the tourist dollar! A perfect retreat, as long as there isn't a battle!

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

great framing. I don't think the women might like the shot, however.

26 Oct 2014 11:22am

@beach: ;-)

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

Superbly framed !!! Great depth of scene.

26 Oct 2014 8:33pm

@Josep: Thanks so much Josep.

L'Angevine from Angers, France


27 Oct 2014 9:00am

RSM from shiraz, Iran

Très beau cadrage, Je l'aime

Thanks for your comment!

27 Oct 2014 9:54am

Steyners from Portland, United States

Nice indeed!

1 Nov 2014 1:26pm