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Great holmertz 2015-07-19 10:51

Hello Delphine,
The giant cross (or so it looks) dwarfs the Alpine scenery. Your composition gives it a very dramatic appearance, and this is certainly a spectacular place for a cross. Living in a Protestant and very secular country I never see anything like this around my neighborhood. Is this an expression of faith in places where people feel closer to God, or a way of begging for protection from accidents, or maybe a memorial to those unfortunate who fell to their death here?
Kind regards,

Old 07-19-2015, 06:07 PM
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Hello Gert,
Thanks for your visit. When writing my notes, I sought an explanation of the omnipresence of cross on the top. In France, it's everywhere. I have not found a clear answer, just some suppositions as warding off potential natural hazards (rockfalls, landslides, avalanches) or the competition between villages ( I have the highest cross).
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