Castelnau-bretenoux France by Elaine123
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Half-way up a cliff in the deep and abrupt canyon of the Alzou stream, the spectacular setting of ROCAMADOUR is hard to beat; the town itself must have been beautiful once, too, but for centuries now it has been inundated by religious pilgrims (and latterly more secular-minded coach tours), whose constant stream has turned the place into something of a nightmare, with every house displaying mountains of unbelievable junk. The reason for its popularity since medieval times is the supposed miraculous ability of the cathedral’s Black Madonna. Nowadays, pilgrims are outnumbered by tourists, who come here to wonder at the sheer audacity of its location, built almost vertically into its rocky backdrop.

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Comments

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 4 years ago

    this is so beautiful!!

  • wow thank you Charmiene that was quick x

    – Elaine123

  • klikker
    klikkerover 4 years ago

    Cracking photo Elaine. Just as it would be if you were there. Lovely x

  • Awww thank you Nick, I was there last week and what a climb xxx

    – Elaine123

  • Yool
    Yoolover 4 years ago

    Great shot Elaine :))

  • Hi Yool hows are you, not seen you for a while, you being kept busy :))) thank you for the comment x

    – Elaine123

  • klikker
    klikkerover 4 years ago

    Should have gone by donkey. Less stressful. x

  • might have been cheaper, xx

    – Elaine123

  • klikker
    klikkerover 4 years ago

    lol:))

  • phil decocco
    phil decoccoover 4 years ago

    elaine
    sweet image, colorful, super composition and worthy of a travel book.
    phil

  • Wow thank you so much Phil, that is a lovely complement x

    – Elaine123

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • thank you Audrey x

    – Elaine123

  • neon-gobi
    neon-gobiover 4 years ago

    fabulous shot so crisp

  • thank you Neon x

    – Elaine123

  • Val Saxby
    Val Saxbyover 4 years ago

    This is superb – looks like you had a great time. val

  • thank you Val we did, it is so beautiful for landscape

    – Elaine123

  • Dreamflower
    Dreamflowerover 4 years ago

    Such a fab. shot, my fave!

  • thank you Flower

    – Elaine123

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