Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Cahors the Devil and the Snow.

The fortified Bridge at Cahors has a legend that goes with it something about the builder doing a deal with the devil :

"It took seven decades in the 1300s to build Valentré bridge. Legend has it that the builder made a pact with the devil to help in the completion of the bridge.

At the end of the work, the builder tried to go back on the pact by refusing to place the last stone onto the bridge. In the 1800s, during a restoration of the bridge, a carving of a devil was added to the top of one of the three towers. "

It was snowing lightly as we crossed the bridge but I managed to get a shot of the devil.


Today has been mostly cloudy and quite cold so we were supprised to come across Almond Trees in bloom. They are usually the earliest of the fruit or nut trees to bloom.

Almond Blossoms

Yesterday we walked past the little roadside chapel of Saint Jean Le Froid the door was open so we went in for a look and I'm glad we did the windows were very special.

Chapel Saint Jean le Froid

Chapel Saint Jean le Froid

For some reason Pru took a few photos of some old Pilgrim.

Some old Pilgrim

Some old Pilgrim

A few video clips that I took today: