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Europe 2008 Visual Diary page 132
Conques, France

Conques, a popular (and very beautiful!) stop on the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage




Gordon with his mate, St Jacques...pretending to be a pilgrim?










Carving above the entrance to Sainte-Foy abbey-church depicting on the left of the picture the rewards awaiting the good and on the right, the punishments the bad could look forward to. It served as a visual warning to the illiterate mediaeval villagers who had to pass the church every day, to stay on the straight and narrow!!




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