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One a week photo challenge- Spiral

Spiral Up

Spiral Down

Did you know that spiral staircases in castles always spiral in the same direction, all to do with making it hard for a marauding knight to draw his sword with his right hand!

Pictures taken in Carcassonne!

Please feel free to join in whenever you like, and leave a comment on Sandra’s blog or below.

Next week’s prompt is Historical.

Happy Snapping!

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A weekend in France.

Just back from a marvellous weekend in France with family, friends, food  and wine!

We took a lovely gite near Carcassonne.

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It’s a converted wine storage cellar. Might not look much from the front, but inside and in the garden at the back the story is different.

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View from the bathroom.

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View from the bedroom and yes those are the Pryanees.

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Middle son Mr J and fiancée Ms M were with us too. Mmm breakfast.

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We had travelled on Thursday so Friday was our first full day there. And where to go but Camelot Carcassonne.

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And a walk round the ramparts.

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View over the town.

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View over the interior of the old city.

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The old cathedral is stunning, especially the Rose windows.

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Saturday and time for some winter sun.

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Not warm enough for the swimming pool though. Then it was time for the main event.

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Here at the home of our friends, who just so happen to be Mr J’s godparents and were celebrating their

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And a wonderful time was had by all. We sat outside and soaked up those rays.

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Now I have one of these in my garden. How long before mine is in bloom like this. I can’t tell you how good this little bit of R&R has done us. Might just have to plan a little something else now. Any ideas?

 

 

 

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