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Carcassonne

Julien's grandmother lives in Carcassonne, and as always we went to visit her during our trip south. This time, though, Julien and I took the time to vist the City, the original fortified town, one of, if not the, largest fortified medieval towns still in existence in France (Europe?...too tired to look it up). Soëlie must get to know the birthplace of her father, non?

A panorama and details from the cathedral:





  



  











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queenoftheskies
May. 28th, 2011 10:13 pm (UTC)
So much beauty! I'd love to see it all some day.
mnfaure
May. 29th, 2011 09:47 am (UTC)
The Cité has become very touristy--even more so than it was 10 years ago when I first visited--but it is still lovely and definitely, definitely worth a visit.
mindseas
May. 28th, 2011 11:11 pm (UTC)
I love the panoramic view going into your tags. The shots of the stained glass convey something of the awesome presence this architecture must command when one is there within its realm. And the gargoyle holding its ear is delightful! Have holy words scalded it?
mnfaure
May. 29th, 2011 09:50 am (UTC)
From one praying mantis to another
That gargoyle is my favorite, and I just couldn't bear to stick him behind the cut. :P I even tried to make an icon out of him, but the small format doesn't do him justice.
nipernaadiagain
May. 29th, 2011 08:08 am (UTC)
This looks so impressive! Now I want to see the Old Town there with my own eyes, too!
mnfaure
May. 29th, 2011 09:52 am (UTC)
So many beautiful and awe-inspiring things to see in this world, aren't there?
frigg
May. 29th, 2011 12:33 pm (UTC)
Ha! Love those gargoyles. :D
footlingagain
May. 30th, 2011 07:17 pm (UTC)
SO beautiful. I love travelling vicariously with you ;)
pjthompson
May. 31st, 2011 09:53 pm (UTC)
Beautiful!
kmkibble75
Jun. 5th, 2011 03:48 pm (UTC)
I will never run out of ency for people who get to see things like that every day of their lives.
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