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Rocamadour - III

Posted by
: Helen : (Helen is photographing in, Australia) on 27 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. If you'd like to start at the beginning of the series CLICK HERE.

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We made it through Rocamadour's first fortified gate! The fortifications were designed to protect the city and the sanctuary from invaders. In the early morning light we stroll down the village's main thoroughfare seeking the Sacred Stairway that will enable us to enter the holy sanctuary.

Looking up to the sanctuary the cliff took our breath away. In the cliff one can see Durendal the legendary sword of the Knight Roland, who accompanied King Charlemagne into battle in the 8th century. Roland's sword may be seen embedded into the stone of the cliff face to this day. If you would like to read more to see if you believe it or not, CLICK HERE for the full story.

It was to be a challenge to ascend via the great Sacred Stairway, but we had to find it first!

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 1/160 second F/9.0 ISO 100 24 mm

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Devi from Chennai, India

Went through the shots I missed !! Loved the image of tthe ducks in the glass tank and the night owl!!And enjoying the beautiful series here !!Awesome images of Rocamadour!!!!

27 Oct 2014 5:46am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

This is so exciting - what a wonderful adventure !

27 Oct 2014 7:42am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

a most impressive angle* and frame!

27 Oct 2014 8:52am

RSM from shiraz, Iran

J'aime bien.

27 Oct 2014 10:01am

michel creze from le havre, France

Très belle contre plongée !!!!

Very nice angle shot !!!!

27 Oct 2014 8:41pm

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

wonderful perspective

27 Oct 2014 10:11pm

Steyners from Portland, United States

Superb take .. the texture, then the surprise as the eye travels upward ..

28 Oct 2014 1:32am

delaram from Tehran, Iran


very niiiiiiiiice

28 Oct 2014 6:48am

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28 Oct 2014 8:55am