Chateau de Cavanac
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We are here for a couple of days and we visited the old city of Carcssonne, famous for its "double walled" fortification - where a city was protected inside them.
It was a hot and sunny day, we walked across from the new city half an hour by foot, and had lunch inside the walls of the old city.
After the visit, we went for a …
... of Madame Borghese is life-size; a sculpture of Pauline Bonaparte, Princess Borghese, she was the "wayward" sister of Napoleon but the only one of his siblings to visit him during his exile on Elba. In the art world this piece is known as "Paolina Borghese, Venus Victorious." The similarities between the two faces, one of Ebe, the other of Pauline Bonaparte, are striking. (Oh, to have had a camera in the early 1800s for a life photograph of Pauline Bonaparte.)
... the fortifications were built from Roman times forward for more than a thousand years.
The reason is twofold: first the Romans and then later rulers did not want another incident like that of Hannibal in 215 BC when the man and his elephants came marching out of north Africa up through Spain, hugging the Mediterranean coast, skirting the Pyrenees, across the Italian Alps to attach Rome from the north and at the Battle of Cannae slaughter 50,000 to 70,000 Romans, ...
... beauty of Tuscany, including Kay S.M., Allen B., Darin M. and Beth R. K.,
On Volterra and Montepulciano:
“Ben and I watched the Twilight episode where Bella had her baby.
It was so good!
We mean to watch the whole series someday.
Your email and pictures, are fabulous!
Allen B” (Allen is a woman by the way. L)
On Caterina Riario Sforza de Medici:
Of course, I had ...
... So good news was the boat did turn and we missed the trees but consequently I had over corrected and we are now heading for the other bank which was treeless at least. Mum is in a bit of a panic and I'm trying to keep myself from not jumping off the boat in the opposite direction as a captain must go down with the ship right? I'm yelling to mikey to come help, mum is ever so helpfully yelling at me that he is not behind me (well der!) and I need to fix it (seriously?!). The bank is ...