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The Old City, Carcassonne, France [20101105|09:30]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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While touring the castle inside the reconstructed medieval city, I came across a room that housed a collection of weatherbeaten statues. These had previously occupied niches on the outer walls of the castle. A plastic plaque in the centre of the room pompously proclaimed: "These statues seem to cast a knowing eye on the brightly-coloured paintings around them."

Most of the statues were headless.

[User Picture]From: impix
2010-11-05 12:59 (UTC)
Oh, how I love you Carcasssonne!

(haha i remember that sign! )

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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-11-10 22:37 (UTC)
Such a gorgeous place. I should like to see it on a sunny day.
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[User Picture]From: cosmiccircus
2010-11-05 13:30 (UTC)
How lovely! Some of these would make great desktop photos if they were bigger!

And I love how you always find the irony in things - too funny!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-11-10 22:38 (UTC)
Thank you. I'll start uploading bigger versions and thumbnails so I can link to larger ones for my photo posts.
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[User Picture]From: melissa_maples
2010-11-05 15:38 (UTC)
Gah, these are beautiful.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-11-10 22:40 (UTC)
Thank you. The city's very photogenic!
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[User Picture]From: sanat
2010-11-05 22:43 (UTC)
Aaron is skeptical that it's Carcassonne, because there are no meeples visible.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-11-10 22:41 (UTC)
If only I had brought one with me. Now that would have been a photo shoot.
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[User Picture]From: sekl
2010-11-05 23:40 (UTC)
Perhaps the statues have eyes elsewhere. I'm sure that's what the sign was implying. ;)

Very beautiful pics, thanks for sharing.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-11-10 22:42 (UTC)
Oh, I see. It was written by the same kind of Frenchmen who named the Grand Tetons. That explains a lot.

Thank you.
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[User Picture]From: gourou
2010-11-06 04:16 (UTC)
That looks so beautiful and quaint.

If you're denied the chance to return soon, may I suggest you visit Haddon Hall in Derbyshire for it's many quirky features?

Not only is it in close proximity to Chatsworth and Bakewell and moi, but parts of the Princess Bride were filmed there, among other fillums.

In your own time...
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-11-10 22:45 (UTC)
Oh, Haddon Hall looks glorious! And of course it would be lovely to see you.

I think I might make a condition of travel for the bloke that he act reticent and brooding while we're there. Possibly he might have to wear a waistcoat as well. ^.^
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