Stephen Branley

Stephen Branley

Posted on 01/28/2016


Photo taken on January 27, 2016



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grave
The white Cross
La Croixe-Blanche
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Hautes-Pyrénées
Midi-Pyrénées
France
murder
colour
myth & legend


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La Croixe-Blanche

La Croixe-Blanche
The White Cross:

Around 1660 a traveller was savagely attacked and killed close to where this cross stands. He was buried here and a large rock was placed on top. A while later two shepherd’s thought it would be good fun to roll the rock down the hill, they did, but it stopped part way down and rolled back up to it’s original position. They told their story in the nearby villages but no one believed them. Eventually villagers of all ages gathered to verify (or not) the story, the rock was rolled once more, got partway and rolled back up. In 1676 a marble cross was placed over the grave, as the years passed it became worn, and in 1852 it was reconstructed and stands to this day....

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John Maenhout
John Maenhout
Hello Stephen,

Nice panorama in two parts, the statue in foreground and the landscape very far in background..
An excellent composition.
Also your picture is wonderful in colour.
Very well done, Thank you

Kind regards,
John
21 months ago.