May 25, 2012
Collioure in Sud du France as a miniature
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May 24, 2012
As an Elk passes by...
Camera Canon G1X
May 21, 2012
Port-Vendres in France - tiltshift
|Port Vendres - KLICK the photo for a larger version|
Port-Vendres in Sud du France looks like a Disney-land creation in this tiltshift version....
Camera: Canon G1X
PP: Paintshop incl. tiltshift effect
May 20, 2012
The Smaalenene Bridge (bro), Spydeberg, Norway
|"Smaalenene Bridge" from 2010 - KLICK for large version|
I followed the construction of this bridge through all seasons over several years,
KLICK here for my short video...
May 19, 2012
Village detail along the Oslofjord
|Typical white houses in an idyllic seaside village along the Oslofjord|
Another photo from the small village Drøbak along the Oslofjord, only some 30 km south of Oslo.
Camera: Canon G1X
May 18, 2012
From Drøbak a small village along the Oslofjord
|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
May 17 - National Day of Norway
|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
Under an old tree in South of France
|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
The wine drinker in Sud du France
|The wine drinker in Sud du France|
May 13, 2012
MV Minerva departs from Port - Vendres, Sud du France
May 11, 2012
What a day in South of France...
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Peyrepertuse the Cathar Castle in the clouds...
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
A tree in the clouds...
May 9, 2012
Argeles sur Mer in Sud du France
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.
KLICK here for a small photo set at Flickr
May 8, 2012
Sailing in the Mediterranian - Cote Vermeille
The ship is app. 3km away from the camera (Canon G1X)
May 7, 2012
Super Panorama of Cote Vermeille, Sud du France
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
Sunday in Collioure, Sud du France
Photo from May 6th 2012. Camera Canon G1X.
May 5, 2012
Today in Port-Vendres, Sud du France
Photo from Sat. May 5th 2012.
May 3, 2012
Beziers and Minerve in the Cathar history
|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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Cathar Castle - Chateau de Lastours - HD
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 - blue hour
|Valetta, Malta. The harbour in the blue hour. Nov. 2011.|
May 1, 2012
Costa Concordia arrives in Malta
|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.
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