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Weekly Photo Challenge: Depth

Sitting behind my hubby in the microlight I look straight down at the village of Rocamadour. The buildings rise in stages up the side of a cliff on the right bank of the Alzou river which runs between rock walls 120metres in height. Flights of steps ascend from the lower town to the churches, a group of massive buildings half way up the cliff.




Flying over Rocamadour

A few days ago we made a forty-five minute trip over to the neighbouring department of the Lot to take some aerial shots of the village of Rocamadour. It’s an amazing sight from the air, built into the side of a deep gorge above the River Alzou, a tributary of the Dordogne. The buildings rise in stages up the side of the four hundred foot cliff, topped with a château built in the middle-ages. The village is steeped in history with stories of pilgrims, and apparently has a subterranean church built in 1166. Definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area. 


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