Saturday, September 4, 2010

Le Vey ...

... map of Le Vey and Le Haut-du-Vey
in 'la Suisse Normande / Swiss Normandy'
source: infoboard ...
... romanesque church Saint-Laurent (12th century),
very much reshaped in the 18th century
source: infoboard
... church window (18th century) ...
... vintage stone cider press through used to crush cider apples,
the rotating stone wheel was drawn round by a horse ...
... view on the 'Rochers de la Houle' and the 'Pain de Sucre/Sugar Loaf' ...
... Le Moulin du Vey/ Vey watermill is a grist mill, active until 
the First World War, along the banks of the Orne, 
and has been restored to a charming hotel ...   
  
source: otourisme.com
... the bridge 'Le Pont du Vey' (1866) accross the river Orne ...
... the 'Rochers de la Houle' (224 m), the 'Pain de Sucre' (171 m), 
   and the river Orne, as seen fom the bridge ... 
... vintage direction sign to 'the Viaduct' ...
... a walk to 'la Croix de la Faverie / Faverie Cross' ...
... view from 'the Faverie Cross' on the 'Rochers des Parcs' rocks and
 the Lande viaduct (1866) over the Orne River, built by Mr. Verjat.
The Caen-Laval railway line is abandoned in the late 1970s ...
source:
otourisme.com 
Ulex Europaeus ...
(EN also NL-FR-DE)
by www.kuleuven-kortrijk.be
EN:  Common Gorse - NL: gaspeldoorn
FR: ajonc d'Europe - DE: Gaspeldorn, Stechginster

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