Esta é a Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Abadia que atrai milhares de romeiros em busca ou em agradecimento pelas graças recebidas!
O dia da Santa é comemorado em 15 de agosto e já está quase chegando, por isso é comum encontrar várias pessoas nas rodovias, nesta época, com destino ao santuário.
A fé tem um poder gigante! 🙏🙌
Hello everyone! I've decided to do something new... When passing through a village I'll try getting 10 pics to capture the essence of the place, then share them here in one post... I feel like even the smallest villages, and those considered mundane, have charming sights if you pay attention! So I start this off with the village of Mésangueville in Normandy 🇫🇷
I took these late April. I have more than 10 photos for this place but these are the most emblematic I guess ☺ Old church, tractors, cows and sheep, flowers, green rolling countryside as well as woods...
I have several ancestors who were born there (one in 1825, and his mother in 1790, and possibly her mom or dad but I haven't done that research yet!), so most probably were baptized in that very church! 😮
⛪ This is a 12th century church dedicated to Saint Nicholas. I quite like its massive door!
🐦 On the wall of the town hall ("Mairie", slide 3) you can spot the coat of arms of the village, which features a tit/chickadee. This bird is called "mésange" in French so there is a connection with the toponym. I could only find online that the oldest mention of the village was in the 11th century and it was called "Musengevilla", but I couldn't find the etymology of "musenge". However I know that the suffix -villa was generally added after the family name of the lord of the village, so I'm assuming that choosing the bird as an emblem was done later on, and that originally the village was named after a person and not the bird. But maybe that person himself was named after the bird? 😄
⛪🌿 On slide 6 I left the centre of village by the south east, going through its fields and farms, and I spotted the church tower poking above the horizon across a pasture!
🚜 Across the road looking in the opposite direction was a big farm amidst beautiful rolling fields 💚 (slide 7, and you can spot cows in the distance as well as flying pigeons)
Then I met some sheep and saw a lovely field full of blooming dandelions! 🐑🌼
Finally I followed the picturesque road that goes through the wood part of the village 🌳🌲
Let me know what you think of my "a village in 10 pics" idea & tell me which slide is your favourite! 😊
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Today we present 🏰✨ @white.shado✨🏰 Lyme Park is a large estate located south of Disley, Cheshire. The estate is managed by the National Trust and consists of a mansion house surrounded by formal gardens, in a deer park in the Peak District National Park. The house is the largest in Cheshire, and is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building The land occupied by Lyme Park was granted to Piers Legh and his wife Margaret D'anyers, by letters patent dated January 4, 1398, by Richard II, son of the Black Prince. Margaret D'anyers' grandfather, Sir Thomas D'anyers, had taken part in retrieving the standard of the Black Prince at the Battle of Crécy in 1346, and was rewarded with annuity of 40 marks a year by the Black Prince, drawn on his Cheshire estate, and which could be exchanged for land of that value belonging to the Black Prince. Sir Thomas died in 1354, and the annuity passed to his nearest surviving kin, his granddaughter Margaret, who in 1388 married the first Piers Legh (Piers Legh I). Richard II favoured Piers and granted his family a coat of arms in 1397, and the estate of Lyme Handley in 1398 redeeming the annuity. However, Piers was executed two years later by Richard's rival for the throne, Henry Bolingbroke.
When in 1415 Sir Piers Legh II was wounded in the Battle of Agincourt, his mastiff stood over and protected him for many hours through the battle. The mastiff was later returned to Legh's home and was the foundation of the Lyme Hall Mastiffs. They were bred at the hall and kept separate from other strains, figuring prominently in founding the modern breed. The strain died out around the beginning of the 20th century.
La barba corta e ben tagliata scendeva a punta, accarezzando le guance perfettamente scolpite. Ma in quel momento era infuriato, sulla pelle chiara erano apparse sgradevoli chiazze rosse. Il bel viso dal lungo naso dritto e dalle labbra sottili era sfigurato dall'ira.
Segovia Cathedral, Castilla &Leon, Spain 🇪🇸 is the Gothic-style, Roman Catholic cathedral located in the main square (Plaza Mayor) of the city of Segovia. The church, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, was built in an atavistic Gothic style in the mid-sixteenth century