0 Likes

Rocamadour - the calvary near the castle
France

This is a view of the calvary of Rocamadour (cross of Jerusalem).

Rocamadour (Rocamador in Occitan) is a commune in the Lot department in south-western France. It lies in the former province of Quercy.

Rocamadour has attracted visitors for its setting in a gorge above a tributary of the River Dordogne, and especially for its historical monuments and its sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which for centuries has attracted pilgrims from every country, among them kings, bishops, and nobles.
The town below the complex of monastic buildings and pilgrimage churches, traditionally dependent on the pilgrimage site and now on the tourist trade, lies near the river on the lowest slopes.

Reference : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocamadour

The shot was taken in august 2012, in the end of the afternoon. Panorama made in HDR version (enfuse).

View More »

Copyright: Franck masschelein
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10668x5334
Uploaded: 20/10/2012
Updated: 11/09/2014
Views:

...


Tags: calvary; cross; rocamadour; france; hdr; enfuse
comments powered by Disqus

Jose Maria Ocana Rizo
Rocamadour castle
Jose Maria Ocana Rizo
Rocamadour Castle 2
eric belin
Rocamadour
eric belin
L'hospitalet
Franck Masschelein
Inside the Gouffre de Padirac (#1)
Franck Masschelein
Inside the Gouffre de Padirac (#2)
Erik Krause
The medieval market hall in Martel
eric belin
la grotte de Marut
eric belin
grotte de Grèzes
eric belin
Dolmen de la table de Roux
eric belin
ruines de l'abbaye de Léobard
eric belin
espagnac-Ste Eulalie-2013
Laszlo Padar
St. Michael's Church
Willy Kaemena
Mosteiro São Vicente de Fora
Tina Gauer & Oli Burle - www.360tourist.net
Waiting for wind
Roberto Scavino
Aglié Ducal Castle, infrared panorama
Uwe Buecher
Top of Monte Amiata
D.Tulga
Tuul river
Willy Kaemena
Elevador da Gloria
D.Tulga
Tuul river
vasinbkk
Redsky
Mariusz Kuzka
Bledne skaly
Jürgen Schrader
ejectionseat
Jann Lipka
Royal wedding 19 of June 2010 in Stockholm
Franck Masschelein
Château de Beynac - between the seigniorial chapel and the seigniorial home
Franck Masschelein
Chateau de Brou, in the night
Franck Masschelein
Musee de plein air - the medicinal garden
Franck Masschelein
Paul Corteville center, school for blind guides dogs
Franck Masschelein
The pond of the Puchoie
Franck Masschelein
Motocross International Classic Neuvilly (#1)
Franck Masschelein
Fortifications of Vauban (#2)
Franck Masschelein
Parc Floral de Paris (valley of flowers)
Franck Masschelein
Church Saint-Piat, downtown Roncq, in the night
Franck Masschelein
The old stables
Franck Masschelein
Top of the belfry of Tournai (#1) - Northeast view (on the cathedral)
Franck Masschelein
Bergues, outer ramparts
More About France

France is affectionately referred to as "the Hexagon" for its overall shape.French history goes back to the Gauls, a Celtic tribe which inhabited the area circa 300BC until being conquered by Julius Caesar.The Franks were the first tribe to adopt Catholic Christianity after the Roman Empire collapsed. France became an independent location in the Treaty of Verdun in (843 AD), which divided up Charlemagne's Carolingian Empire into several portions.The French monarchy reached its zenith during the reign of Louis XIV, the Sun King, who stood for seventy-two years as the Monarch of all Monarchs. His palace of Versailles and its Hall of Mirrors are a splendid treasure-trove of Baroque art.The French Revolution ended the rule of the monarchy with the motto "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity!" On July 14th, 1789 angry mobs stormed La Bastille prison and began the Revolution in which Louis XVI, his wife Marie-Antoinette and thousands of others met the guillotine.One decade after the revolution, Napolean Bonaparte seized control of the Republic and named himself Emperor. His armies conquered most of Europe and his Napoleonic Code became a lasting legal foundation for concepts of personal status and property.During the period of colonization France controlled the largest empire in the world, second only to Britain.France is one of the founding members of the European Union and the United Nations, as well as one of the nuclear armed nations of the world.Text by Steve Smith.