A fine day in May where we have started on the path up to the summit of Fort St. Elme.
Our apartment is just around the swing of the road in the middle of this photo.
The view is towards the Bay of Lion and St. Cyprien in Rousillon.
From the same place - as the madam traverse the path up to Fort. St. Elme
The old lighthouse at the plateau of Leucate. Today there is a modern marine semaphore station near by keeping an eye to the ships out in this part of the Mediterranian.
In the early Medieval times this plateau was a shelter for settlers living here in fear of being attacked from Pirates coming up from the Barbary Coast - the countries along the North Coast of Africa. Kidnappings, ransom, trafficking and slavery was the name of the game in that time as it is in some places of our world also today.
Fiskebäckskil is a locality in Lysekil Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden, at the mouth of the Gullmarn fjord. It had 379 inhabitants in 2010. Once a fishing community, it transformed into a shipping community in the 19th century. Now it is a thriving tourist community. (Ref. WIKI)
A perfect day for a hike to the Madeloc Tower placed on one of the hills by the foot of the French Pyrenees. In May the whole road up there is decorated with the most beautiful wild flowers. The coastline in the back includes the long sand beaches up along the Rousillon Coastline.
The month of May is always a month of new, wild flowers and sweet smells along this part of the Mediterranian.
We are in the outskirts of the small, French, Catalan village Collioure to take a walk up to the summit of Fort St. Elme - going up from South with a perfect Vista to Port-Vendres and then go down at the North side - ending in Collioure for a beer or a glass of wine.
A school class enjoying lunch in the fair May weather
The lightshow is displayed on two of the old walls inside the inner fortification at Fredriksdten Fortress (Festning) in Halden, a border town to Sweden.
From the net: Play of light that appear on the fortress walls takes us on the situation, environment, history and change 350 years. It is composed of animation and film, with amazing sound effects. Play of light appear on the walls of the inner fortress, eastern curtain wall and the upper reservoir. This is part of 350 year celebration to the fortress.
Play of light show every evening. See a short excerpts right below: