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Depuis les premiers siècles, les chrétiens se sont mis en route vers de hauts lieux de la foi : la Terre sainte de la Bible et de Jésus, les tombeaux des Apôtres (Rome, Compostelle, …) les sanctuaires mariaux et les lieux où vécurent de grands saints. Seul ou en groupe, le pèlerin symbolise la marche du Peuple de Dieu vers Dieu.

Always lovely! The 13th century ruins of Tintagel Castle, overlooking the ocean in Cornwall, England. Excavations demonstrated that this was a fortified home of the ruler of Cornwall in about 500AD. The largest fortified site of the ‘Arthurian’ period, it contained unprecedented remains of luxury goods from the Eastern Roman Empire. In 1998, a slate engraved with the name ‘Artognou’ and other names from the legends was discovered there.

Grand Kremlin Palace, Moscow, Russia, breathtaking as all of them are in Russia! The Grand Kremlin Palace was built on orders from Tsar Nicholas I in the mid-19th Century. The architects outdid themselves!

Powis Castle - Wales, Uk Built In The 13Th Century As A Fortress For Welsh Princes, Powis Castle Welshpool Now Boasts Glorious Terraced Gardens Constructed In The 17Th Century

Dress, flounce and ruche detail of 1760s made gown of very fine silk (lustring). The small flower pattern in off-white woven into the pale blue background suggests a date of around 1755 for the fabric, though the gown was made possibly a decade later. Museum of London

Thirlestane Castle is located in the parklands near Lauder in the Borders of Scotland. Since 1587, Thirlestane has served as the seat of the Earls of Lauderdale. The castle was extended in the 1670s, with further additions made in the 19th century.

t may seem slightly odd for a staircase to be a tourist attraction, but in Venice all things are possible. This external spiral staircase is an attractive architectural curiosity which merits a visit.

from Pegs and 'Tails

A Shirt Tale

The Neckclothitania, a satirical pamphlet from the early 19th century, detailed methods of tying cravats

Qing Dynasty kingfisher feather hairpin Made in the 19th century... The blue parts of this hairpin are made out of kingisher feathers. Kingfisher feathers were often used to decorate crowns and tiaras in the Qing court.