Tuesday, 1 May 2007

City Exchange!!

This is a view from the top of Lourdes castle.

This castle was successively a military fortress - taken by Charlemagne in 778 (legend),
a state prison, the residence of the counts of Bigorre in the 16C and 17C,
and has undergone numerous transformations with the passing years:
Don Juan from the 14C, drawbridge restored in the 19C.

If you look carefully there is a church in the background, it's called the Basilica Of The Immaculate Conception. It is a church built above the site of the Grotto Of Massabielle, the site where the Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette Soubirious on 18 separate occasions between 18th February and 16th of July 1858.

Have A Great Day.

Theme Day for the month of May 2007: City Exchange! Be sure to check out the other blogs participating in this theme day:

Monte Carlo, Monaco - Rome,Italy - Singapore, Singapore - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Montréal(QC), Canada - Melbourne, Australia - Naples (FL), USA - Bastia, France - Hong Kong, China -Mazatlan, Mexico - Buenos Aeres, Argentina - Manila, Philippines - Arradon, France - Madison (WI), USA - Evry, France - Seoul, Korea - Shanghai, China -
Bucaramanga (Santander), Colombia - Sequim (WA), USA - Singapore, Singapore - Budapest, Hungary - Baziège, France - Hamburg, Germany - Toru, Poland - Nelson, New Zealand - Madison (WI), USA - Vantaa, Finland - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Mainz, Germany - Dubai, UAE - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Cork, Ireland - Stockholm, Sweden - Menton, France - Tel Aviv, Israel - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Kitakami, Japan - Stayton (OR), USA - Szentes, Hungary - Stavanger, Norway - Grenoble, France - Villigen, Switzerland - Paris, France - Hyde, UK -
Moscow, Russia - Joplin (MO), USA - Jakarta, Indonesia - Greenville (SC), USA - Cape Town, South Africa - Asheville (NC), USA - Seattle (WA), USA - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Madrid, Spain - Auckland, New Zealand - Oulu, Finland - Lubbock (TX), USA - Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Baton Rouge (LA), USA - Sydney, Australia - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Vancouver,Canada - Seattle (WA), USA - Selma (AL), USA - Chandler (AZ), USA - Sharon (CT), USA - Manila, Philippines - Lyon, France - New York City (NY), USA - Los Angeles (CA), USA - Brookville (OH), USA - Hayle, UK - Wailea (HI), USA - Saarbrücken, Germany - San Diego (CA), USA-Boston (MA), USA - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Cypress (TX), USA


Gerald England said...

almost 100 DPs on holiday today!

Kuanyin said...

Happy Theme Day from Maui, Hawaii!

Anonymous said...

It is a very old castle then. And how did you get such a nice aerial view? Wow.

Abraham Lincoln
My Theme Day portrait is of the "Peashooter" and the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Hope you like flying.

kim said...

What a FANTASTIC VIEW!!! And, an unusual place to feature... I would never have thought to visit there, but after seeing your blog, it's now of interest to me :-)

Great Shot Molly!

Kala said...

This is an amzing top view - is that a lake? It looks fantastic and definitely worth a larger view!