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Calais' Medieval Watchtower [Oct. 20th, 2010|03:31 pm]
Tony Grist
We had lunch on La Place des Armes in Calais- at one end of which is the magnificent 12th century Tour de Guet (watchtower)- which is one of the very few fragments of old Calais to have survived a succession of natural disasters and wars.


[User Picture]From: endlessrarities
2010-10-20 08:12 pm (UTC)
I always thought that the treatment of the good people of Calais in the medieval wars with France was despicable...

Incredible photo - gives me vertigo!!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2010-10-21 08:10 am (UTC)
You mean the thing with the burghers?

I caught a fleeting glimpse of Rodin's monument to them as we fleeted past the town hall.

Calais has been in the front line of a lot of wars.
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[User Picture]From: endlessrarities
2010-10-21 04:30 pm (UTC)
Yeah. That's the one.
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