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The recent Google Doodle celebrating the 200th anniversary of the architect who renovated the walled city of Carcassonne brought back happy memories of my visit there in 2012.
From the Telegraph regarding the man and his anniversary:

Eugene Viollet-le-Duc, the architect known for his distinctive restoration work on medieval buildings, has been celebrated with a Google doodle.
The [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Jan 30th 2014

One of the books I am currently reading is ‘The Perfect Heresy: The Life and Death of the Cathars‘ by Stephen O’Shea.  At the beginning of the chapter on Carcassonne there is a perfect description of what I saw and how I felt when I caught my first fleeting glimpse of Carcassonne as I traveled from Toulouse [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Feb 7th 2013

Synopsis (from book cover):
After the taking of Jerusalem by crusaders in the year of grace 1099, pilgrims started to travel to Palestine in ever greater numbers to worship at the tomb of Christ, the Holy Sepulchre.  It was to ensure their protection that in 1119 – 1120, a knight from Champagne, Hugh de Payns, founded [...]

No Comments CherryPie on Jan 3rd 2013

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.
Albert Einstein

12 Comments CherryPie on Dec 16th 2012

More of this weeks theme can be found in the ‘golden’ gallery.

6 Comments CherryPie on Oct 19th 2012

Do not seek to follow the footsteps of the men of old: Seek what they sought.
Matsuo Basho (1644 – 1694)

17 Comments CherryPie on Sep 30th 2012

…until the next time

8 Comments CherryPie on Sep 12th 2012

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