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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Watery Wednesday in Carcassonne, France

My last post of Carcassonne photos.
This lock is opening to let boats through. Photos above taken from the bridge across the Canal du Midi, which connects Carcassonne with its train station.




A bridge across the River Aude connects the present-day city with the ancient walled city. The photos at right and below were taken from the bridge.

© Photos taken from the bridges and in the city by Kay Davies and Richard Schear, April, 2011.

Pigeons nest in hollow trees along the River Aude.
Click on photos to enlarge for further detail.

A fountain in the city of Carcassonne. (Not taken from either bridge.)

Posted for Watery Wednesday, the meme
inviting you to get your eyes wet.
Hosted every week by 2sweetnsaxy at T. Bruce Photography.


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21 comments:

Sylvia K said...

And a gorgeous, watery world it is, Kay! Marvelous captures as always! Have a fun day!

Sylvia

aka Penelope said...

I really like the idea of a bridge between old and new places in the town, Kay! The photo of one bridge appears to have a gap. From a distance, it does look like a fairly easy jump, however. :)

Lisa RedWillow said...

France
wow. Just beautiful. Love the bridge and all the photos. How awesome that you can travel to some of the most interesting places.
Thank you for sharing.

Kay L. Davies said...

@ Penelope — Oops, that's not the bridge. We were standing on the bridge when the picture was taken. That is a lock, which opens to let boats in and out.
— K

Ebie said...

I am so curious and would like to experience when the lock opens and our boat would pass.

I wish to be like you someday, a world class traveler!

Jane said...

Nice shots, I like the one of the Ducks flying too:)

Karen said...

A lovely series of shots. I've always wanted to go to France.

fjÀllripan said...

Beautiful photos! I would like to visit France one time :)I been there once but that years ago...

march on... said...

i particularly like the shot with the birds :)

Luna Miranda said...

this waterway is probably a moat to protect the walled city. wonderful shots!

chubskulit said...

I love your photo of the flying birds Kay!

Seasons said...

Very beautiful pictures, particularly of the pigeons nesting in the hollow trees.

SquirrelQueen said...

I had to enlarge each of your photos for a better look, each one is so intriguing. The building beside the boat dock, places to stay perhaps?

NatureFootstep said...

that little lock is beauiful. :)

Cildemer said...

Very beautiful shots! I've never visited Carcassonne, but next time I pass along I'll visit it;o)

anne said...

I love all the pictures you took, especially with that of the birds, it somehow give us some hopes.

Judy said...

I love those ducks!!

Kim, USA said...

At least with your photos I had the chance to get a glimpse of Carcassone, France. I always read or heard this place in my novel reading. Thanks for sharing these photos and the visit too happy week days!

Watery Wednesday

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Those locks are prettier than the ones we go through here in Florida! (The surrounding countryside is beautiful too.) Neat place -- our kind of place!

STEF said...

Beautiful set. My WW entry is up too! Thanks and see you around.

Shirley said...

France is so beautiful and you and Richard have captured this little corner of the world so nicely. Love the fountain and the pigeon nesting tree!


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