Vézelay 3

by Nancy Andrea D November. 05, 2020 350 views

Pilgrimage of Compostela is a network of pilgrims' ways or pilgrimages leading to the shrine of the apostle Saint James the Great in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in northwestern Spain.

The Vézelay Route was registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List in December 1998 as part of the pilgrim routes through France to Santiago de Compostela.

The above collage shows :

(a) In the middle - Centre de Sainte Madeleine. This is where the pilgrims could take a rest for the night. Of course there are other small inns around the village, too

(b) Top left - I shot just a small portion of the interior as I was not a "pilgrim" and did not want to disturb the sanctuary

(c) Top right - There was a memorial plaque to the director of this convent, Sister Léocadie (1881 -1952) together with the other sisters and those who lived in the village for their brave act of hiding the Jewish children during the period of 1942-1944. They were given the honorific "Righteous Among the Nations" by the State of Israël.

(d) Bottom left and bottom right - The scallop shell is a symbol of direction pointing the pilgrims towards Santiago. The bottom right display a welcome sign to pilgrims regarding time and day and they do not need to make a prior reservation to stay. They are also being blessed the next day, if they wished, before continuing their pilgrimage.

The back entrance of St Etienne and St Germain Orthodox church

Walking around the village ...

War memorial for the soldiers who died during the war 1914 /1918

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Yokai - 5 months ago

These are lovely travel photos! They make me want to visit Vézelay.

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Nancy Andrea D Replied to Yokai - 4 months, 4 weeks ago

How lovely and encouraging your comment, Yokai! Thank you very much!

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Jay Boggess 5 months ago

Lovely tour!
Thanks, Amiga!
Stay safe, well & joyous!
+1grinning+1

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Nancy Andrea D Replied to Jay Boggess 4 months, 4 weeks ago

Thank you, Jay. Stay safe, well and joyous, too!!

4 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Nancy Andrea D 4 months, 4 weeks ago

I'm doing my best to do just that! 
Being 75-years on the planet, has made me a little less risky!
smile

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Nancy Andrea D Replied to Jay Boggess 4 months, 4 weeks ago

You're special, Jay! Thank you very much ...

4 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Nancy Andrea D 4 months, 4 weeks ago

What a sweet comment! THANK YOU!!!
+1smile+1

4 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Brian Scott 5 months, 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing this, I think I saw a documentary or film about this journey and have always wanted to do it. +1

5 months, 1 week ago Edited
Nancy Andrea D Replied to Brian Scott 4 months, 4 weeks ago

Thank you, Brian. I hope you will be able to do this journey soon!

4 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Brian Scott Replied to Nancy Andrea D 4 months, 4 weeks ago

Who knows Andrea? Never say never smile

4 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Nancy Andrea D Replied to Brian Scott 4 months, 4 weeks ago

Indeed, Brian

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David Robertson 5 months, 1 week ago

Beautiful shots all.  Alas I miss being able to go to europe and shoot.  I shake my fist at you pandemic!!

5 months, 1 week ago Edited
Nancy Andrea D Replied to David Robertson 5 months, 1 week ago

Hear, hear  for the pandemic!! Thank you, David.

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Sri V 5 months, 1 week ago

#2 love this image grinning

5 months, 1 week ago Edited
Nancy Andrea D Replied to Sri V 5 months, 1 week ago

Thank you Sri ... yeah, I like #2, too!

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G B 5 months, 1 week ago

fascinating info! I like the sea shell symbolism!

5 months, 1 week ago Edited
Nancy Andrea D Replied to G B 5 months, 1 week ago

Thank you very much, G B.  I have learnt a lot too with this visit to Vézelay.

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