hey wake up everyone!
what happened to the daily pictures?
Here are some from this weekend.
I went to Soisson to meet some friends. They were late so I took a walk around. I had no idea what there was, and was amazed to see this skeleton of an Abbey/Cathedral. I forgot it's name (shame on me, I know). From flat countryside, all of a sudden this THING just sticks out. Very impressive.
Another view. What happened was that it had been a abandoned for a long time. At the time, Napoleon was asked for money to build another church or something like that. He refused since he needed money for empire-building, but decided that the Abbey was for sale and the town of Soisson could then use that money to do whatever they wanted. Subsequently, a mason (stone cutter) bought it, and promptly dismantled it piece by piece to re-sell. All that is left is what you see. Quite amazing.
The rest of the town was 80% destroyed in WW1 seeing that it was very close to the front lines.
The guardian's house had this to offer
I especially thought the Dutch wooden clog shoes were curious.
In what remains of a wing, a beautifully restored section. Nice and bright.
Friends finally arrived and we had a BBQ. I got hypnotized by the fire...
Today (Sunday) was paintball, quad, and then semi-pro karting tournament. One of the best tracks in Europe. Was awesome... and fast.
Sunset on Saturday night. We got very lucky with the weather
All pictures taken with my trusty Sony DSC P-100. Using the SCN presets. Original files at 3.2MP