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Day 24 - Sunday, 28th September, 2014
I got up fairly early today and whilst Gilly and Les were having a coffee at the hotel, I went and took some more photo's of Cahors. The town really is beautiful and I will definitely come back here in the near future.
I had a bit of a disaster in the car park on my return. While Gilly and Les …
... br> lengths to prove to us how worldly they were. They had lived in France for
eight years, and when the woman slipped and called America “home”, she then
explained for ten minutes how America was not actually her home; France was her
home. Dinner conversation was interesting. The woman of the house spoke nearly
the entire time, and seemed not at all interested in what anybody else had to
say. She wanted to tell us about all ...
... thanked her before leaving the church and then the town. I saw a pilgrim in town a few blocks away who looked pretty lost, so I called to him and pointed out the trail. He nodded and continued on ahead, walking much faster than me. About 4km later, I saw him walking towards me at a crossroads. He had again been lost, and had to retrace his steps. I had actually met him once before when we shared lodgings in Benevent, and I knew that he spoke English quite well. ...
... very interesting Renaissance construction that featured Hercules and nude nymphs not your typical Christian cathedral themes. Yet, in the times of the Renaissance, when all things Classical were nearly worshiped, their placement in a church was not pagan, but an honor to the sacred nature of the place. It was never forgotten that these symbols of pagan Europe were eventually dominated by the Church.
I spent part of the day walking around Limoges in a somewhat ...
... also shorter by 1.5km.
When I reached the small town of Billanges, I saw a group of pilgrims far ahead in the distance. I figured that since my natural pace is pretty quick, that I would soon meet up with them. About half an hour later, we were walking side by side. They were the same group of pilgrims that I met at dinner two nights ago in la Souterraine. I call them the 15 year pilgrims because they are the family who only travel for one week every year. We walked ...