Category Archives: Symbolism

The City Coat of Arms :: St-Jean-Pied-de-Port

Do cities and townships in the USA have coats of arms?  Some towns offer a “Welcome to…” sign at the main road ornamented with the brands or logos of the organizations that paid for the sign. What about the organizations … Continue reading

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La Guerre des Demoiselles

One Saturday during the walk, I chatted with a local man who noticed me painting the mountain range to the west. He was running errands in a 4×4 with two Huskies in the rear and I was installed on a … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage Trail Crosses

Pilgrimage cross near St.-Bertrand-de-Comminges. Photo by Yvette Maurette. Some people carry a large cross on pilgrimage, or wear a small one hung around the neck.  Some churches and wayside stations offer small crosses to pilgrims. Some pilgrims “earn” a souvenir … Continue reading

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