Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Chapels In The Oak

In Allouville-Bellefosse, a small village in France, stands an oak tree that is between 800 and 1200 years old. Hollowed out by a lightning strike in the 1600's, two men of the cloth, Abbot Du Detroit and Father Du Cerceau decided to make it into two chapels. One is in the hollow trunk, and the other is above up the staircase. It is mostly a tourist attraction, but the villagers still celebrate mass in the tree twice a year.

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