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Flickr photo of the day: Reflecting on the past

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The lovely medieval city of Cahors (Ka’or) is steeped in history, not all of it peaceful. First settled by Celts before the Roman invasion of Gaul – later to be known as France – Cahors saw much conflict during the Hundred Years War as well as during the Wars of Religion.

Located on a beautiful bend of the River Lot, Cahors was infamous during the Middle Ages for bankers who charged high interest on loans. In fact, so bad was its reputation that the writer Dante mentions Cahors along side Sodom as wicked cities in his Inferno/Divine Comedy.”

Today Cahors, captured here by klavier_girl, is a popular tourist destination more famous for its rich Malbec wine than dirty-rotten bankers.

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