A Road Trip

I have been posting on Paris for about three weeks without actually being there. We came to our beach place before the bad flooding occured in Paris and we just returned from the wedding of the daughter of Maurice’s cousin. It was in Lyon and we drove there making a few stops along the way for a total of ten days. Our first stop was the city of Clermont-Ferrand which is the headquarters for Michlein tires and once all of the tires were made there too. It is a posperous university city.

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Our hotel was next to this huge open square.

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A beautiful shop.

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The city is near a huge ancient volcano area and many of the buildings here, including the church, are made of black lava stone.

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We climbed the 350 steps up the church tower to get a look at the view.

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It turns out that this city was also on the Camino for pilgrimage to Spain. This church had a black Madona, which is significant and rare in the Catholic church. I tried to get a closeup but it was too small and the crypt where it was was too dark. It’s at the top of that gold triangle less than a foot high.

4 thoughts on “A Road Trip

  1. I look at the photo of the statue at the top of the church and think how someone had to put it there! what a job that would have been.

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