mercredi, décembre 05, 2007

Fortress church in the Aisne in Origny-en-Thiérache

This photo is taken in the neighbourhood of Avesnois in Origny-en-Thiérache. I have alrea tdy explained that the Thiérache is the big region to which the Avesnois belongs. The big Thiérache includes part of North (Avesnois), part of Aisne (Thiérache) and a little part of Belgium (Belgian Thiérache). But it is historically the same region. There were many wars here in the past and people had to refugee themselves somewhere to escape the ennemy. There were not many castles here, so that people ought to refugee themselves in churches, so that the churches have often big walls like castle towers or not bigger walls. And the bell towers have always little towers at their side with holes to shot on the ennemy.

Perle de Rosée

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