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  Small shrine in the asphodels
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  • Small shrine in the asphodels - Corsica
      Small shrine in the asphodels
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      Protecting the sheep
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  • Near a village - Corsica
      Near a village
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People of Corsica are very pious, specially those who live and work in the mountains; you certainly will not miss the many shrines along the trails, dedicated to local or universal saints; some of these shrines are ?anonymous? , very modest almost hidden in the Asphodels (picture 1), others have names and ex-votos (picture 2) for the protection these saints gave to some shepherd or traveller; a very popular saint in Corsica is St Anton of Padua, and you find him protecting sheep barns (picture4) on high passes, keeping holy spring water along some small trail, hidden in the woods (picture 3), and even at the fringes of small villages (picture 5). You are never alone on the trails of Corsica, high in the mountains, between the villages in the valleys, there always will be a saint protecting you. . . or are they protecting the guerrillas and smugglers who still (according to local folklore) use these paths, far from the view of the French gendarmes. . . :).

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  • Updated Mar 25, 2011
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“Il me plait de courir sans but et sans raison . . . .”

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