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Dragons on the Ramparts
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In Autmun 2013 the newly restored Forteresse Royale de Chinon was visited by a number of famous dragons -- or rather their fiberglass avatars.  This one is cooking something in the cauldron of boiling oil suspended near the top of the tallest tower.  I'm sorry I don't know his name.

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Uploaded: 20/01/2014
Updated: 01/07/2014
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