landscape photography

Walking to Rome: Via Francigena Day 16 Redux

This is the last walking day of our first stage of the Via Francigena. If the photos seem familiar, it is because we completed this day’s walk on September 24. I wanted to report the successful completion on that day even though I had only posted days 1 to 11 by that time. The missing days 12 to 15, along with a few rest days, have now been completed and posted. I’m now up-to-date. 

To bring some closure, here is my earlier, slightly edited Day 16 post:

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Walking to Rome: Via Francigena Day 12

Frévin-Capelle/La Grenouillère/Anna; Abbaye de Mont-Saint-Éloi; Église catholique; Saint-Martin d’Écoivres; Le Marais de Mareoeuil; Arras

Poor Mont-Saint-Éloi. 

Its abbey was established as far back as the 7th century. Over the next many hundreds of years, it rose to prominence as a major religious centre. That power sealed its fate in the late 1700’s with the French Revolution. The abbey was sacked and its stone walls dismantled, leaving just the west-facing porch and its two tall towers. 

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Walking to Rome: Via Francigena Day 11

It’s November, 2019. Gail and I have been back in Winnipeg for six weeks. I’ve been occupied with a book project, just now completed. So it’s time to get back to our Via Francigena pilgrimage, starting where you last saw us. 

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Walking to Rome: Via Francigena Day 9

Thérouanne

L’Estrée-Blanche miners’ housing

Amettes

Saint Benedict Joseph Labre birthplace

La Ferme des 2 tilleuls

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Walking to Rome: Via Francigena Day 7

Tournehem-sur-la-hem

La Leuene, Ceasar’s road from Rome to Sangatte, on his way to conquer Britain

Église Saint-Folquin de Cormette

Leulinghem les Estrehem

Abbaye Saint Paul

Abbaye Notre Dame

La Sapinière, Wisques

She: saumon

He: volaille de Licques

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Walking to Rome: Via Francigena Day 6

Licques

Chapelle de Landrethun-les-Ardres

Chapelle Saint Louis

Cimetière de Guemy

Tournehem-sur-la-hem

Église catholique Saint-Médard

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