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Rocamadour - VII

Posted by
: Helen : (who is currently photographing in, Australia) on 31 October 2014 in Lifestyle & Culture.

*** NEW SERIES ***

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.

Next episode ...............................................

Look through the archway. If you look carefully to the left you will see a cavern dug out from the rock with a metallic grill. It is the tomb of Saint Amadour that was uncovered in 1166A.D.

The 'Chapel' once 'miraculously'contained the perfectly preserved remains of Saint Amadour.

As news of this miracle spread , the pilgrims came.

Eventually the perfectly preserved body was chopped into many pieces to and was dispersed as Holy relics through out the known world.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 1/100 second F/7.1 ISO 100 32 mm

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Atreyee from Madison, United States

interesting place

31 Oct 2014 5:32am

@Atreyee: That it is. Thanks for the visit.

Devi from Chennai, India

Wonderful view through the archway..
now you are making me eager and waiting...Looking forward to tomorrow's Miracle!
Have a great weekend:)))

31 Oct 2014 6:26am

@Devi: This is miracle number one Devi. More miracles to come !!

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

cool frame*

31 Oct 2014 7:32am

@Dimitrios: Thanks D!

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

The integration with the geology is amazing . . the place looks to have grown there naturally 1

31 Oct 2014 7:38am

@Ronnie 2¢: It has grown naturally in a sense Ronnie. From the living rock sprouted a village, then the religious buildings, and then the fortress. It is unbelievable Ronnie. As I was sniffing around the natural cliff, I found a small gate that allowed me to walk along a precarious narrow pathway around the cliff face. Suddenly I came face-to-face with a priest. He had accidentally left his front gate open! I apologised profusely for my invasion, but he was very forgiving. He sees himself as fortunate that he lives in this retreat. (I think he is more than fortunate as it is one of the most incredible pieces of real estate I have ever seen!)

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

love the frame. The door looks intriguing as well.

31 Oct 2014 11:13am

Patrick M. from Lille, France

A beautiful Quercy region
Framing this beautiful old door

31 Oct 2014 12:10pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

Beautiful framing, the door is so ecclesiastical !~

31 Oct 2014 1:09pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France


1 Nov 2014 11:13am