26 Jul '11, 6pm

The Chapel in a 1000-year-old Oak Tree ~ #Eco #green #trees #forests #conservation #sustainability

The Chapel in a 1000-year-old Oak Tree ~ #Eco #green #trees #forests #conservation #sustainability

Standing tall and proud, limbs akimbo, this wonderful oak is between 800 and 1200 years old. Found in a small village called Allouville-Bellefosse in France, it has two small chapels in it that are still in use today. One is reached by a spiral staircase and the other is in a hollow on the ground 'floor'. Photo: Le ghola Locals say the oak has been alive since the time of Charlemagne and William the Conqueror in 1035 but a few scientists say 800 years. Whatever the truth of the matter, it is one of the oldest trees in France and may be one of the oldest in the world. Photo: Le ghola The tree did not always have the chapel - in the 1600s, it was hit by lightning and much of the tree was hollowed out. These hollows were noticed by two men of the cloth, Aboot Du Detroit and Father Du Cerceau. They built the first chapel to the Virgin Mary in the trunk and later added the seco...

Full article: http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/news-chapel-1000-yea...

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