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... to guard the city from enemy forces atop these towers.
After we finished exploring with the walls of Carcassonne, we went down to the old bridge and my mom and I were able to have a spectacular view of the city as the sun lit it up like heaven.
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"The universe is made of stories, not of atoms." - Muriel Rukeyser
... of Caterina Sforza de Medici, the reason I was in Forli at all. But they particularly wanted us to see this work by Canova, it has its own room and is the hallmark piece of the museum. And they went nuts when we finally communicated to them that we have a copy of Canova in our home, from the 1880s. It came to me through my father's brother's, (a WWII submarine hunter pilot in Europe), wife, who is Dutch. Her father had a significant antique shop ...
... granddaddy of all its progeny. Your run-of-the-mill fortress/defensive castle has six or so defensive lookout towers with adjoining inner and outer walls. One of the big boys in fortresses has a dozen or so towers. Carcassonne has 35.
What makes the area around Carcassone such a Legoland of stone-walled and -towered enclosures is the geography of the place mated with its history.
The geography is this: The Pyrenees Mountain range: It rises high and slices ...
... Prague is absolutely worth seeing. If you'll recall in my Prague travelogue I pointed out that Hitler spared Prague -- he had designs on it being his French Riviera -- from Allied saturation bombing by not concentrating troops there, not establishing war industries there or siting anything else in Prague that would draw the Allies' strategic interest. So its ancientness is all still there, unlike most others in northern Europe which are hideous square reconstructions after ...
Today we drove back to france around the Pyrenees, rather than over them, and stopped at carcossonne . This is an amazing place on a hilltop flanked by the Pyrenees mountains. It holds an important position as it is on the main trading route between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean oceans. It was first settled around 3500 bc, first fortified by the Romans in 100bc. It has changed hands many times over ...