John Sheldon's photos

11 Sep 2012

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Menhir de Champ-Dolent

Menhir of the 'Field of Woe'. Original 'normally coloured' DNG manipulated using Adobe Lightroom 3. Currently the largest standing stone in France. An easy walk from Dol de Bretagne. The Menhir stands 9.5m high with an estimated weight of 150 tons. According to legend, the menhir fell from the skies to separate two feuding brothers who were on the point of killing each other. This legend is said to account for the name "Champ Dolent" which means "Field of Sorrow". In reality, the word dolent is more likely to derive from Breton ‘dolenn’ ("meadow"). Another legend states that the menhir is slowly sinking into the ground, and the world will end when it disappears altogether. It is not precisely dated, but recent scholarship suggests that Brittany's menhirs were erected c. 5000–4000 BC.

11 Sep 2012

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Examining the Menhir de Champ-Dolent

Menhir of the 'Field of Woe'. Currently the largest standing stone in France. An easy walk from Dol de Bretagne. The Menhir stands 9.5m high with an estimated weight of 150 tons. According to legend, the menhir fell from the skies to separate two feuding brothers who were on the point of killing each other. This legend is said to account for the name "Champ Dolent" which means "Field of Sorrow". In reality, the word dolent is more likely to derive from Breton ‘dolenn’ ("meadow"). Another legend states that the menhir is slowly sinking into the ground, and the world will end when it disappears altogether. It is not precisely dated, but recent scholarship suggests that Brittany's menhirs were erected c. 5000–4000 BC.

11 Sep 2012

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François-René, vicomte de Chateaubriand

Statue, sited in Place de Chateaubriand, Dol de Bretagne.

10 Sep 2012

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32 visits

Childrens' Corner - In a French tea room.

La boîte à joujoux. 'Salon de Thé' in Rue de Petit Fort, Dinan, Brittany.

10 Sep 2012

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La Pâtisserie in Dinan

Through the door of a pâtisserie on Rue de Petit Fort, Dinan, Brittany, France.

10 Sep 2012

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Having tea and scones in France!

Tea and scones at a 'Salon de Thé' in Rue de Petit Fort, Dinan, Brittany. Owner fluent in French, English and Italian (and probably more ...).

10 Sep 2012

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Owl Jug - shop window in Dinan

Owl themed jug in a shop in Dinan, Brittany, France.

10 Sep 2012

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Bretton Harp

Bretton harp, at rest from being played in Rue de Petit Fort in Dinan, Britany.

10 Sep 2012

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French Clothes Shop in Dinan, Brittany

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