"In February 2016, photographer Luca Locatelli traveled to Mecca and Medina during umrah, a minor pilgrimage that can be made for much of the year. He received permission from the Saudi Arabian authorities to document the trip."
An educational video on four places of Buddha pilgrimage:
"This educational video follows the path of Buddhist pilgrims from around the world as they visit Lumbini, Nepal, the site of the Buddha's birth; Bodh Gaya, India, the site of the Buddha's enlightenment; Sarnath, India, the site of the Buddha's first sermon; Rajgir, India, the site of the Vulture's Peak, where the Buddha gave several famous sermons; Vaishali, India, where the Buddha first accepted women into the order of nuns; and Kushinagar, India, the site of the Buddha's death."
"The tower's rich decoration reflects the wealth of its patrons, the wholesale butchers of the nearby Les Halles market. The masons in charge were Jean de Felin, Julien Ménart and Jean de Revier. It was built in 1509 to 1523, during the reign of King Francis I. With a dedication to Saint James the Great, the ancient church and its landmark tower welcomed pilgrims setting out on the road that led to Tours and headed for the way of St James, which led to the major pilgrimage destination of Santiago de Compostela. A relic of the saint preserved in the church linked it the more strongly and in modern times occasioned its listing in 1998 as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO among the sites and structures marking the chemins de Compostelle, the pilgrimage routes in France that led like tributaries of a great stream headed towards Santiago in the northwest of Spain."
Travel and discover
Some more on the history Of the St Jacques Tower
Timelapse Tour Saint Jacques
And finally a musical outro.
"Sanctus de la "Messe de Saint Jacques" de Y. Olivet Coro diocesano de París Ensemble de Solistas de la Maitrise de Notre Dame. Paris - Francia. Domingo in Albis 2010. Gran Órgano: Jean-Pierre Leguay Órgano de Coro: Yves Castagnet"