The Icosahedron and Roque St Christophe

i Guys welcome back to a brand new blog post and today I am going to be talking about the final platonic solid the Icosahedron and also our trip to Roque St Christophe

The Icosahedron

In geometry an icosahedron is a polyhedra (3D Shape) with 20 faces, 30 edges and 12 vertices. The icosahedron is the fifth of the five platonic solids. It represents the element of water. There are many types of icosahedra but the one we all know is the regular icosahedron. There are two regular icosahedron that can both be called regular icosahedra. Each has 30 edges and 20 equilateral triangle faces with five meeting at each of its twelve vertices. Both have icosahedral symmetry. The term regular icosahedra means that the shape would have 20 triangular faces and 30 edge plus five meeting at each of its twelve corners. The Convex regular icosahedron is part of the 5 platonic solids and the Great icosahedron is part of the Kepler–Poinsot polyhedron.

Roque St Christophe

Yesterday we decided to go to Roque St Christophe which we had heard about through a tourist book and what we knew about it was that is was an old settlement embedded into the rocks which was used from Neanderthal times through to the middle ages. We had heard that there were beautiful views and also an eye opening view of what times would have been like then.

It was an hour and a half drive so we set off at about 10 because we didn’t need to rush as much as we did with Rocamadour. The drive was beautiful and scenic again drive again. We drove all through the country side and we saw the eye pleasing wonders of southern France.

We were finally getting close and then we crossed over a bridge and I saw it; it looked like a mole hole running through the middle of this huge cliff. I thought it was crazy to think that they made this in the early middle ages and before that the hunter gatherers used it as caves and shelter and today we use it as a tourist attraction it is crazy to think how much this cliff has been put to use and has evolved.

So we parked up and then we got out of the car there was about a 100m ramp up to the entrance or gift shop. As we entered we could see how the building was formed into the rock. i thought that then instead of us chopping all the wildlife down and placing big tall buildings they built kind of around nature.

We paid our entrance fee and then we walked the path that took us to the first bit and that was the stables which is where they would have kept their pigs, cows, goats and also horses. It was just like a little square box carved into the rock face. Next to this stables was the slaughter room where two seconds ago the pigs thought they would have a nice time and stay in there stables but no they moved once they had grown up to the abattoir which they stayed for 1 minute and then there head was chopped off.

There was another set of stairs and we walked up there which took us to this little tunnel which took us to the other side of the mountain and on the other side was just a big stretch of space and this is where the village would have been which would have in it houses shops and of course the church. So we walked along this big stretch of space and then i looked out onto the view and saw how stunning it was; all the mountains all the trees.

Near the church there where big holes in the ground every where and that was where the villagers would be buried (if they had enough money). The church was very simple and was made out of wood and stone and had an altar on the front which had just a wooden cross on.

The last bit of this ancient civilisation was a walk way wich had lots of made up scenes on it for example medieval kitchen, medievel grave and Neanderthal bare fight.

Over all it was a very interesting day which I thurely enjoyed and it tought me a lot about how these people used to live.

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(sorry for no pictures i am having really bad wifi issues here in southern france)

Thanks Guys

3 Replies to “The Icosahedron and Roque St Christophe”

  1. Another enthralling blog Caspar, really enjoyed reading it, like hearing about our expeditions into the lovely countryside of France. keep it up.

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  2. Hi Caspar loved your blogs, once again a very interesting read. I’m glad you are enjoying yourself and getting to see cultural sites and most of all appreciating them.
    Can’t wait for the next one.
    Xxxx

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