Sunday, August 23, 2009

Dinant

We ended up in Dinant for dinner.
As we entered the town, we drove through this...

It's called "Le Rocher Bayard". From what I've read,
the rock was separated in an explosion,
to provide passage for French troops of Louis XIV.
A city tale that says otherwise, claims the
"Bayard horse" jumped the Meuse River and split the rock in two.


Dinant boasts a fortress, La Citadelle, and a
a cable lift spanning across the rocky landscape
from the fortress down to Notre Dame, the Dinant Cathedral.
The cathedral was rebuilt in a Gothic style
so it's quite intricately detailed.
I couldn't help but to notice how
pigeons found refuge, hiding in some of those details.




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