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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Blue skies of Carcassonne, France

Bird on a wire
Photo by Kay Davies, April, 2011  


Carcassonne is an ancient city, and the fortifications that can be seen today were restored following its demolition in 1849.


Carcassonne is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.






The fortified city.
Photo by Richard Schear, April, 2011  




Photos by Richard Schear and Kay Davies, France, April, 2011   
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38 comments:

N. R. Williams said...

That's like taking a step back in time. I'd love to go there.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium

This is Belgium said...

I love the Bird on a wire.. which also happens to be one of my favorite Cohen songs !

Tina said...

The first one I like most. :)

Dina said...

Looks like you've been to some amazing places!

Gary said...

Great tour of an interesting place Kay!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Phil said...

A beautiful place that I have read about and seen on TV Kay and your pictures bring it more to life. By the way i have been meaning to ask - what exactly is an "unfittie" and is it dangerous?

EG Wow said...

I very much like that lamp in the first photo!

Kim, USA said...

This kind of place should be restored. It's so nice to see and visit historical places. So we in this new generation would appreciate of who we are today. Great shot and thanks for sharing.
SWF

Al said...

Great shots. I love these old walled cities, there's nothing like that in my country.

Sylvia K said...

What an awesome place!! And blue skies as well!! Doesn't get much better than that for great photos! And these are terrific, Kay! Thanks for sharing another part of your trip with us! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

fjällripan said...

Beautiful! I love to visit old castles, I spent much time in Germany years ago, and there they have, like France a lot of them. Beautiful blue sky aswell.
Have a nice weekend :)

Riet said...

That is a wondeful series of photo's. So interesting and beautiful.

Ebie said...

I have great imaginations..with or without the lamp on the first shot, it looks like a tiara.. I also particularly like the wind vanes on the castles.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful series of photos! It looks like a beautiful place to visit.

Carver said...

Great sequence for this beautiful city. I love the architecture and beautiful skies.

wenn said...

great..i will be in France soon!

Dimple said...

The roofs are fascinating, and I wondered about the interiors behind the windows in the fortifications.

Thanks, I enjoyed visiting Carcassonne!

Indrani said...

Wow! Beautiful captures. The first one is a winner.

Seasons said...

Aptly named, "Blue skies of Carcassonne, France". The pictures of the beautiful buildings and backdrop really capture the essence. Thanks!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Bits of buildings, lots of blue!

SKY DITTY

A little birdie told me,
Although I don’t know why,
That if I were to look up,
Way up into the sky,
I’d see some wondrous planets,
The moon and sun and stars –
There before my very eyes
Blazed Jupiter and Mars!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Big Cemetery Sky

Schooling Mum said...

wow! creativity truly is defined through your photos! everything is superb! :)

I have a series of shots of the FIRST EVER RAINBOW TO APPEAR IN CENTRAL WI SKY. I hope to see you at my page!

Hildred and Charles said...

Blue and silver, - fabulous Kay!

ladyfi said...

What gorgeous skies ... and that city is marvellous!

Martha Z said...

You sure had some clear blue skies for your visit to this interesting city.
I do enjoy seeing the world through your eyes.

♥~Judy~♥ said...

These shots are awesome. I would love to be there. Thanks for sharing.

forgetmenot said...

What an interesting place to visit--thank you for taking us there. Love the first shot. Mickie :)

Rajesh said...

Fantastic shots of the fortified city.

SquirrelQueen said...

The skies are beautiful and the buildings magnificent. This is a place I would love to visit someday. The gargoyle looks lonely, was he the only one?

Marie said...

What an incredible place - I love the conical roof on each of the towers, which you've captured perfectly against that amazing sky. It looks like perpetual summer. This is yet another place I have to visit. That "must see" list is getting longer and longer the more I read your blog.

cieldequimper said...

Never been to Carcassonne, did you like it?

Fran said...

Beautiful pictures and certainly a lovely area. However, have you ever read any of Kate Mosse's books about Carcassonne? Shows it in a completely different light! Have a great weekend x

Pearl Maple said...

fun collection of photos, you did capture the spirit and details of a view of Parisian skies

thanks for sharing with SWF

Cezar and Léia said...

What a bright day you had in this beautiful place, it's in our bucket list! :)
God bless you!
Cezar

Gattina said...

More blue is impossible ! Love the fortified city !

♥♥ Willa ♥♥ said...

oh wow! FRance, I would certainly love to visit!

Thanks for visiting mySkyWatchFriday entry.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous shots Kay!

My Skywatch, enjoy your weekend!

Maria said...

Your first photo is so eye-catching!
Thank you for sharing photographs of such a belle ville.
*Bon weekend*
~Maria

Kay said...

Wow! What an amazing place!