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Rob C

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Re: Old stones in France
« Reply #40 on: July 08, 2017, 11:56:10 AM »

Thank you. Yes it is, you still can climb it (although unadvisable when carrying a heavy camera) to access the towers.

They had people bringing in the groceries, and it didn't matter how hard it was.  ::)


But in the end it finished with tears, and the poor old Cathars were mostly all killed off by even more religious intollerance. You know: kill 'em all; God will know His own. And that but a few hundred years ago. Fast-forward to today.

It makes you wonder: the Christian religion is supposed to be about love, charity and forgiveness, yet all it usually brings when people become fanatics is war, hatred and death, even between tribes that have the same basic belief! You could not make it up. God must despair of what's done in His name.

Rob

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« Reply #41 on: July 08, 2017, 07:37:43 PM »


But in the end it finished with tears, and the poor old Cathars were mostly all killed off by even more religious intollerance. You know: kill 'em all; God will know His own. And that but a few hundred years ago. Fast-forward to today.

It makes you wonder: the Christian religion is supposed to be about love, charity and forgiveness, yet all it usually brings when people become fanatics is war, hatred and death, even between tribes that have the same basic belief! You could not make it up. God must despair of what's done in His name.

Rob

Hi,

Peyrusse has had nothing to do with Cathars. You're probably mistaking it with Peyrepertuse, which looks and sounds a bit similar but is in a completely different region of France.

As far as gods are concerned, I don't believe in any of them. Religious beliefs are a strange thing, which inspired Man some of his most astonishing creations, and some of his most atrocious deeds. Personally, I steer well clear of any such beliefs.
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Re: Old stones in France
« Reply #42 on: July 22, 2017, 02:28:21 AM »

The ruins of the Des Cars Castle's keep in the Limousin region. The very tall chimney conduit that survived is a later addition, from early Renaissance.
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Re: Old stones in France
« Reply #43 on: July 24, 2017, 10:22:40 AM »

Impressive perspective!
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Re: Old stones in France
« Reply #44 on: July 30, 2017, 09:01:22 AM »

Thanks François.

This is a favorite landmark of mine: in a ripe field, a very small, very humble chapel from Year 1000... Some say it does play a key role in the quest for the Holy Grail... Who knows?
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Re: Old stones in France
« Reply #45 on: August 14, 2017, 05:33:52 AM »

The menhir (standing stone) of Kerloas, the tallest still standing:
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« Reply #46 on: August 20, 2017, 08:46:12 AM »

Mediæval bridge over the Couze d'Ardes river in Auvergne, central France. This is where I spread part of my Mom's ashes, as this was the river where she played when she was very young.

Such seemingly “impossible” bridges are often referred to as “Devil's Bridges”. When you stand at one end, you cannot see the other end.
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Re: Old stones in France
« Reply #47 on: August 26, 2017, 05:22:39 PM »

St Fiacre chapel in Concarneau, Brittany. I love the color of granite under a slanted light.
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Re: Old stones in France
« Reply #48 on: September 05, 2017, 02:38:12 AM »

The unusual ruins of the Allègre castle in Auvergne, central France:
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Re: Old stones in France
« Reply #49 on: September 09, 2017, 02:41:01 AM »

The ruined church of Quimerc’h in Brittany:
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Re: Old stones in France
« Reply #50 on: September 09, 2017, 03:47:30 AM »

Looking at all of these pictures really makes me want to travel France again. Are you being paid by the France Tourism?
(Just a joke!)
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« Reply #51 on: September 09, 2017, 04:13:44 AM »

Ha ! ha! Thank you! No, I'm not, but that's an idea, now... Maybe I'll drop them an email...  ;)
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Re: Old stones in France
« Reply #52 on: September 21, 2017, 05:37:24 AM »

The haughty ruins of the Léotoing Mediæval fortress in Auvergne, central France:
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