Posts Tagged ‘Weekly Photo Challenge: Relic’

Relic:  something that is from a past time, place, culture

During our visit to L’eglise de Chateau-Lambertin the Bugunday region, we were charmed and sobered by a glimpse of the lifestyle of 1600’s France.  The museum, perched on the side of a steep hill reminiscent of Switzerland, held many relics of the back-breaking work done by the people of that village and of that area.  These people labored unbelievably hard for their meager living.

Water ran down into a waterwheel, which eventually turned the mill to grind the grain.

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Biking wasn’t nearly as easy when the bike was made of wood and metal and the brakes were up on top.  Imagine trying to put a foot up there to slow or stop and still keep your balance!

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Then there were the really difficult things, such as moving wood down the steep slopes, as depicted in this photo.  Wood was piled on a sled.  A man walked down the wooden stairs, bracing the load against his back!  Needless to say, this wasn’t a particularly safe occupation and sometimes limbs were injured or even lost.  Some things are better relegated to being relics.


As we’re on vacation in France as I write this, I won’t be online much and apologize if you’re nice enough to visit but I don’t have time to return that visit this week.