The Heart of Oupia
The fountain and church at the centre of all things in Oupia
Black Awned Barley
Barley field looking ready for harvesting
The foot of the walk up to Termes Chateau
Looking Towards Spain
The spanish border from the Cathar castles circuit
The square by the Abbey in Caunes Minervois as I suspect it is everyday between 12 and 14:30
No Longer Required
What happens when borders are no longer policed
Castle of Aguilar
The Château d'Aguilar is a 12th century Cathar castle located in the commune of Tuchan in the Aude département of France.
The no longer used customs on the frontier between France and Spain
Small group of wind turbines in full flow. Makes a change to see them amongst vines rather than on baren moorland or exposed hillsides and in a warm wind too!
A Black Winged Stilt on the Etang de Bages et de Sigean near Narbonne Very hot nearly 40 degrees with vast swarms of ferocious mosquitos
The remains of the church and alter in the Chateau de Peyrepertuse Hard to imagine from this shot just how precipitous the whole castle is on its mountain ridge
Chateaux de Lastours
A seven shot pano of the Chateaux de Lastours a group of 4 mountain top castles as seen from across the valley from another mountain top
Church At Minerve
The church in the famous Cathar Village
The walk into this famous 'island' Cathar village past the candela tower
On A Knife Edge
The lower part of the Chateau de Peyrepertuse perched on top of this high mountain ridge - not a bad spot to defend!
Extra exposures - to fill disc more of a small group of wind turbines in full flow. Makes a change to see them amongst vines rather than on barren moorland or exposed hillsides and in a warm wind too!
Night Wind Flower
Abstract wind turbine
Abstract of small group of wind turbines in full flow. Makes a change to see them amongst vines rather than on baren moorland or exposed hillsides and in a warm wind too!
Cloisters And Cross
One quadrant of the cloisters at Saint Nazaire Cathedral Beziers
Inside Bezier Cathedral atmospheric with a lot of dusty light bouncing around the well lit vaulted ceiling
Inside the church in Termes village well worth popping in before heading up to the castle above the village
Cloisters Bezier Cathedral
As usual the cloisters provide a quiet and cooling break from the surrounding city
The Wood Carvers House
The wood carvers house in a Minerve back street.
Stair And Railing
The overwhelming detail in this scene at the Chateau de Peyrepertuse is almost Escher like Only the sky and the metal-work give any smoothness
The colourful street displays found in a number of places around the old centre of Bezier