Monday, February 1, 2010

365 #32

Date: 2010/01/31 13:11
Model: Canon EOS D40
ISO: 400
Exposure: 1/250 sec
Aperture: 8,0
Focal Length: 59.0 mm
Flash Used: No
White Balance: Flash


This is the view from the citadel of Dinant on the river Maas, La Meuse as the French speaking population of that part of Belgium would call it.
We took a guided tour of the citadel and I was horrified by the stories of blood spilling and cruelty that happened here. This part of the river has seen many a battle to defend the city against foreign intruders. What is a peaceful city now has been a place where thousands of people lost their lives throughout history.

Can anything be stupider
than that a man has the right to kill me because he lives on the other side of a river
and his ruler has a quarrel with mine,
I have not quarreled with him?

~ Blaise Pascal ~


  1. It is good to be reminded of our history so we - hopefully - will improve our future!

  2. I see that Blaise Pascal and I are of similar mind.

  3. very interesting and horrific history. beautiful view, though.