Basilica of Scherpenheuvel cr
The history of Scherpenheuvel, the Belgium place of pilgrimage, begins with an age-old legend. Around the year 1500 a shepherd found a statuette of Mary in an old oak tree on the Scherpe Heuvel (pointed hill) between the villages of Aarschot and Diest. When he tried to pick up the statuette he stopped as if petrified. He could not move. His worried master found him a few hours later, frozen in place, with the statuette in his hand. The master took it from the shepherd's hands and placed it back in the tree. Only then could the man move again. Ever since then Scherpenheuvel has been an important pilgrimage site. Today, it is perhaps best known for its traditional annual walk, a walk of atonement during which the pilgrims travel on foot, beginning their journey in Antwerp. Some 35 miles long, it is often called The Great Trek.
Sun 22 Apr 2007 20:55
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Sun 22 Apr 2007 22:56
Very good perspective and details, well captured!
Tue 24 Apr 2007 11:21
excelllent perspective, also great light and colors!
Tue 24 Apr 2007 23:48
Wonderful architecture! Nice composed photo! Beautiful work!
Sat 28 Apr 2007 22:08
so interesting notes and a so nice image.. i like that framed way of wall and leaves...
good light, beautiful colours