Back in the harbour

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Guilvinec is a small fishing village, in Bretagne. It counts two and half thousand souls, and the largest artisanal fishing harbour in France (the third considering the industrial ones), with 130 fishing ships. The village itself has no peculiarity (except for a good microbrewery), but around five o’clock in the afternoon one can see . . . → Read More: Back in the harbour

Fête des Brodeauses á Pont l’Abbé – Brittany

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I like to begin this post “from the end”. These following photos are taken during a dance show. They do not describe anything but the feeling in that very day.

The embroidery (in french broderie) is the art of decorating a piece of cloth with stitches sewn onto it (according to . . . → Read More: Fête des Brodeauses á Pont l’Abbé – Brittany

The popular frescoes made by Elmelunde Master in Møn’s churches

Kelby Kirke (XIII), Frescoes XV (by Elmelunde Master)

Møn island is well known for its marvellous cliffs (the Møns Klint I’ve written about), and for its churches. There’re three churches especially worth of mention, and particularly interesting for me, because of their peculiar frescoes. The churches themselves are nice, built around the XIII century. And perhaps all three were just “nice” for circa . . . → Read More: The popular frescoes made by Elmelunde Master in Møn’s churches

Troménie de Locronan – A Pardon in Brittany

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The Pardon is a catholic ceremony, in the western part of Brittany (Finistérre departement, France). More precisely, it’s a pilgrimage, and a penitential ceremony.

The pardon is a one-day pilgrimage, to obtain the intercession from the celebrated saint (or the virgin Mary) and the pilgrims. Of course the pilgrims are present in flash and . . . → Read More: Troménie de Locronan – A Pardon in Brittany

Old trains in Mariager – Veterantoget’s 40years jubilæum

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Mariager is a little village north of Århus, on the Mariegerfjord. There, some people has a weird hobby. Maybe they’re too old for playing with toys… But they’ve never noticed.

Well… The point is, they play with some of the larger toys you can imagine. Trains. Steam, diesel and electric old locomotives, with their passenger . . . → Read More: Old trains in Mariager – Veterantoget’s 40years jubilæum

a pagan easter

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In Italy, you know, there are many people who follow the easter processions. There are many choiche: the normal easter mass, the friday night procession, and sometimes fairs in all the so-called holy week. So-called bacause often it’s just an excuse to make a party… and the religion stays somewhere else.

But in some little . . . → Read More: a pagan easter