Monday, 15 June 2009

Jeanne d'Arc

So, I'm back from Burgundy where I broke my camera and almost broke my knee. So until I get both fixed, I shall have to rely on older photographs. The French national heroine and saint Joan of Arc, a peasant girl who played an important military and political role during the Hundred Years War in the 15th century after having heard divine voices, stands inside Saint-Louis cathedral. I have always found her story fascinating. For those who are interested, more information this way. Maybe some of you have seen Victor Fleming's movie with Ingrid Bergman?
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Me voici de retour de Bourgogne, où j'ai cassé mon appareil et failli me casser le genou. Aussi, en attendant que les deux soient réparés, vais-je devoir poster des photos prises en mai.
Voici la statue de Jeanne d'Arc dans la cathédrale Saint-Louis. Pour se rafraîchir la mémoire à son sujet, c'est par ici.

27 comments:

Per Stromsjo said...

Oops, what an excursion. Do take care of that knee. Cameras are generally easier to fix or even replace.

Regarding Joan of Arc, that's quite a life's achievement for a peasant girl. Or for anybody.

Vogon Poet said...

How could you do that? Be careful, I really hope your knee will be fine and your camera soon fixed.
You archive photos will be fine, this one is good.
By the way Verdi wrote an opera version of Jean of Arc, not one of his best but quite good.

Clueless in Boston said...

You sound just like my wife, tripping and hurting your knee; but thankfully she only got a scrape and saved her camera. I hope your knee recovers quickly. Perhaps you will use this as an opportunity to purchase an even better camera than you had before. That would certainly be my road to feeling better:)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I'm so sorry you broke your camera and almost your knee. Sad to say, my life parallels yours...almost While taking photo Saturday I twisted my right ankle and fell off a curb and skinned my left knee. My camera fell pretty hard on the street but seems to be OK though.

Hope you're back to taking photos soon!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Oh i am so sorry to hear that !! Do take care of yourself and get well soon..This photo is really a nice one..Thanks for sharing and dropping comments on my blog..

Mike said...

CQ, I do hope your knee is ok. It sounds like it's been a hazardous weekend for photobloggers - I've got a few scrapes and bruises too, but at least my camera is ok.
Nice photo of Joan of Arc. I learned not to mention the voices I hear :-)

Sharon Van Lieu said...

Take care of yourself and let that knee mend. I hope you feel better soon.

Sharon

akarui said...

Merci d'avoir ajouter mon blog dans ta liste des bogs suivis. Il faut que je prenne le temps d'etudier cette option (pour l'instant j'ai juste une liste de favoris sur mon navigateur).
Bon, remets toi bien... et j'espere que l'appareil photo n'a pas trop de mal.
Je vais regarder tes belles photos de Versailles.

Dina said...

Ah yes, dear Joan of Arc.
But you, dear Cieldequimper, be well!! How bad is your injury? I pray both you and your camera will soon be mended and back in action. (But take your needed time for recovery, please! We will be happy to see your older photos.)

DaveM said...

I hope that both you and the camera are up and running very soon...............sorry.

Olivier said...

a trop visiter les caves de bourgogne, voila ce qu'il arrive. J'espère que ce n'est pas grave pour ton genoux.
Belle photo de Jeanne d'arc, avec les bougies, cela rend tres bien

Carraol said...

Great sculpture of Jeanne, sorry about your knee, hope you can run quit soon, about your camera, better choose a new one, after a good broke, never function the same way use to be. Take care.

Laurent said...

Bon retablissement pour le genoux et fais vite réparer ton appareil pour continuer à nous monter de belles photos.

Catherine said...

Ouh ! Tu rapportes de mauvais souvenirs de Bourgogne ! Heureusement, la fourmis est prévoyante. La petite Jeanne t'a sauvé la mise.

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

Camera can ever be replaced (sometime with a better one). Not your health !!! Be careful and let us / me know news from your knee.

Cezar and Léia said...

wow What an adventure !Please,take care dear Ciel!
I hope everything will be fine soon!
Have a nice week
Léia

lynn said...

Gosh how awful. I'm quite devastated about the thought of a broken camera, but even more so about your knee. Ouch! I know what painful knees are like, having knocked mine out a couple of times but hope yours can be fixed. Is it feeling any better?

B Squared said...

Take care of the knee. I am in need of replacements and would not wish it on anyone.

Halcyon said...

Je suis désolée pour ton appareil. Et j'espère que ton genou guérira très vite.

Becky said...

I think what most people outside of France know about Joan of Arc is simply that she was a martyr who burned at the stake for what she believed in. It's interesting to hear the rest of her story.

Tammie Lee said...

Oh, I am sorry to hear about your knee and camera!
Heal swiftly! The light in this photo is lovely.

Small City Scenes said...

I always liked Joan of Arc. And a Saint today. MB

Lee Spangler said...

Thanks for the statue of Joan of Arc. I read the Wiki. article and found a strange mixture of myth and reality. Horribly violent times, man's inhumanity to man by religious people what else is new? Beatification..? sainthood?. Huh?.

Dusty Lens said...

Sorry to hear you took a fall, got hurt and broke your camera. I hope you are OK, now. Saint Joan of Arc is a fascinating part of history.

one planet said...

hope you feeling better and the camera was an old one so a better one is coming . be well and thanks for your nice blogs

Steffe said...

Take care. My friend and neighbour Ingemar who I have probably written a post about, broke his leg yesterday,just below the knee. It was a freak accident in the greenhouse.

denise mitchelson said...

Here is a much better website than wikipedia for finding more information about Joan of Arc
Cheers!