May 25, 2012
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|"Smaalenene Bridge" from 2010 - KLICK for large version|
I followed the construction of this bridge through all seasons over several years,
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May 19, 2012
May 18, 2012
|A May day in the small village Drøbak by the Oslofjord - KLICK the photo for a large version|
One the narrowst places by the Oslofjord you will find this little idyllic village: Drøbak.
The setting here from a fine day in May 2012.
Camera: Canon G1X
May 17, 2012
|Children Parade on the National Day Celebration outside Oslo - KLICK for large version|
Photo from Spydeberg a village app. 40km southeast of Oslo.
Camera: Canon G1X - effect: tiltshift
May 16, 2012
|By lake Raho in Sud de France (klick the photo for a larger version)|
A warm afternoon by the lake Raho in sud de France, just outside of Perpignan you will find this small village with the beautiful lake and the path where you can use 1,5 hrs. to walk around the lake and enjoy the pleasant landscape and climate and find idyllic scenes as here...
Camera: Canon G1X. May 9th. 2012
May 15, 2012
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We had in fact to wait till after lunch before visiting this very interesting historical site - even then we ended up with a walk in the clouds this day of May 2012.
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May 10, 2012
May 9, 2012
The small village is a very popular holiday resort, not far from the Spanish border situated in the South of France. This photo set was made 8 th. Of May 2012.
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May 8, 2012
May 7, 2012
To really enojoy the large pano click the photo for the Flickr version and then select the large original: 6029 x 1371 pixels.
Camera: Canon G1X. Stitched in ipad with Autostitch Panorama. Photo from May 7th 2012.
May 6, 2012
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May 3, 2012
|Beziers with the Saint Nazaire Cathedral and the old Roman bridge crossing the river|
The place where the local abbot when asked how to sort out catholics from cathars is said to have replied:
"Neca eos omnes. Deus suos agnoscet” – “Kill them all, God will know his own.”
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An unusual arrangement of three castle towers is this fortification that belonged to the Lords of Cabaret, who held in fief from the Trencavels.
In the thirteenth century there were three towers here, built on the same rocky outcrop. They are called Cabaret (to the north), Quertinheux and Surdespine (to the south). These are some of the few original Cathar castles left.
The Seigneurs of Cabaret received troubadours here, including Raymond de Miraval and Peire Vidal, who dedicated verses to the Cathar Ladies of the place.
Lastours lies in the Aude departément just north of Carcassonne. During the Cathar Crusade this was one of the most ardent centres of resistance to the French Crusaders,
In 1209 it was besieged unsuccessfully, by Simon de Montfort. It was here a year later that a line of a hundred men appeared on foot, having snaked their way from Bram, their eyes torn out, their noses cropped and their lips cut off by the Holy Catholic soldiers of Christ., carrying out what they described as "God's Business"
In March 1211, after the fall of Termes, Pierre-Roger de Cabaret, negotiated the surrender of the château, under diplomatic rather than military pressure. In 1223 he recovered his property. Once again Cabaret became the foremost centre of resistance against the French invaders. The Cathar bishop of Carcassonne, Pierre Isarn, was given refuge here until 1226.
May 2, 2012
|Valetta, Malta. The harbour in the blue hour. Nov. 2011.|
May 1, 2012
|Costa Concordia arrives in Malta. Nov. 18th. 2011|
Nov. 18th 2011 - 2 months before her fatal sinking in Italy the big ship arrived in the harbour of Valetta in Malta. Photo taken from the panorama road in the Valetta Harbour.
We thought our ship Constellation from Celebrity Cruises was big - but this one was really huge as it passed the gates to the harbour.
It seems they now will try to bring her out in one piece - a real challenge to be launched in May 2012.