The topics of this blog are Armand-Jean du Plessis, Cardinal Duke of Richelieu, and the IDEAL CITY built on his command next to his magnificent CHÂTEAU on the borders of Touraine, Anjou and Poitou, in France.

Sunday, 19 August 2012

She scrubs up well

 BEFORE - a rusty Virgin...
The niche located at the north end of rue Henri Proust, on rue de Jarry, contains a statue of Mary, who is celebrated here as the result of successful prayers of inter-muros parishioners of the Richelieu church, itself dedicated to the Virgin.  
These prayers resulted in the saving of the town of Richelieu from an epidemic of Cholera in the 19th century.
Now re-furbished and de-rusted. 

'It's him wot dun it' - Cyr, that is,
just in time for the Assumption of 14 August 2012
Thanks Cyr - she is lovely now; as befits the Virgin Mary!

Cape et Epée 2012 - the movies

the Dark Cavalier...

The little town comes to life with thousands of visitors who enjoy seeing the place inhabited by various bands of historical re-enacters. And having a good lunch together in the market square...

In the evening the jollity continues with dancers and FIRE EATERS?