11 mars 2009

My World – A little peak of the Pyrenées

I want to show you what’s behind our southern horizon.

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On the road to Peyrefitte du Razès is a sign for a sentier to Cuercorb. Cuercorb is the name of an area with 14 communities north-west of Aude and Languedoc-Rossillon.

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When I’m a couple of hundred meters up the road, I get a peak of the Pyrenées. It’s a warm T-shirt day the 10th of March.

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More close up….

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Here is the road to the last places where the Cathars were living in the 13th. century when they finally were burned on stakes by the Catholic’s Inquisition. Those few who chose to convert to Catholisism got a yellow star to wear to show and they had to report to the authorities in Pamier every month. From the small places they lived to Pamier it took several days to walk.

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Here we can see the last castle, Mont Segur.

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At the foothill of Mont Segur is this monoment placed were the Cathers were burned to death. The history tells there were a dark smog in the valley and a very bad smell.

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In this valley is the little village Mont Segur

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The Pyrenées

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A great feeling to lean into he wall and look down and around the corner.

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5 kommentarer:

Petunia sa...

Takk for kommentar på bildet mitt av kvinendene. Jeg er ikke så veldig fornøyd med det selv. Avstanden var så stor og jeg hadde ikke stativ med, så helt klart er det ikke. Men jeg likte at husene på den andre siden av vannet gjenspeilet seg i vannet.
Jeg ser at litt av bloggen din går på engelsk, litt på norsk og at du bor i Frankriket.
Håper det er greit at jeg svarer på norsk her.
Du tar utrolig flotte bilder. Vil gjerne komme igjen her. Ser gså at du driver og maler og hvis du vil, kan du bruke bildet mitt som motiv for et maleri. Det hadde vært utrolig artig å se hva du fikk til!

Glennis sa...

Sad to think of people being burnt at the stake in that spot. The valley is so pretty the snowy mountains also look beautiful.

Erin sa...

wonderful post and reminds me of the little towns i visited in italy.
thanks for sharing this with us.
have a wonderful weekend.

Anonym sa...

I´m so thankfull that you diden´t use the picture of me falling down on the road down from mount Sègur, but lovely picturs. Can´t wait to visit you again, lots of love, Winnie..

Elisabeth's bright side sa...

That picture dear, is a treasure...

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