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BRETON CULTURE AND TRADITION VII.
This fountain is situated near the church I posted yesterday.
These chapels were always built on ancient celtic worship places, and these were situated near a water spring or fountain.
When the Christian evangelisers arrived in Brittany, mainly from Ireland and Wales which had been christianised before, they took over the celtic worship places and consecrated them to Christian saints.
They were clever enough at first to let the two traditions mix, and usually, fountains kept the same supposedly miraculous powers as before.
The fountains are often kept in very good conditions by the villagers; but this one dating back to the 16th century like the church, has gone a bit derelict, and the saint's statue, of which you can see the vacant place on the back wall, has disappeared. This has happened to a lot of the fountains unfortunately.
Despite the derelict look, I liked the wild touch to the place, where nature is catching up on ancient civilization.

WS4 : My own WS of improvement, 7 yrs later.
WS3 : Fountain and washpond.
WS2 : WS of improvement by JCG.
WS1 : WS of improvement by Jafadabret.


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