A few days in and around Carcassonne, France

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Pim, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. Pim

    Pim SC Regular

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    Apr 21, 2012
    Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Pim
    Spent a few days in the south-west of France, in the village of Carcassonne, A lovely old city, great for some photo opportunities. Since a short time I only carry compact cameras, these were taken with the RX100 and GR. The weather was not great so it is a mix of colour and BW, hope you like one or two.

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  2. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    NYC
    Thanks for the nice photos. It looks like interesting place to visit...
     
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  3. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Lovely taste of France, wish I was there:) Carcassonne is on my wish list, they say it can get very windy there.
     
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  4. Richard

    Richard SC Top Veteran

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    Marlow, UK
    We went there on 21st June a couple of years ago for the midsummer music festival, and there was a stiff breeze blowing through the gates of the old city. Everybody is squinting in the pictures I took there.

    I liked Carcassonne. I know the restoration of the ruins isn't particularly authentic (all those towers and fortifications are more Walt Disney than mediaeval France) but it has a great atmosphere and the surrounding countryside is very beautiful.

    That's a nice set of photos - thanks for posting.

    -R
     
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  5. Pim

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    Apr 21, 2012
    Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Pim
    Yes it was very windy indeed..:) Obviously the old town is built on a hill, and especially when walking around the city walls one had to be careful not to blown over... inside the walls was better of course.
     
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  6. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    Pim, more than one or two to like in that series, I enjoyed all of those.

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  7. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Very attractive captures.