A fortress, bridge and water-wheel - what a lovely village

@JudyEv (136763)
Bunbury, Australia
August 28, 2017 2:05pm CST
I recently did a post about some brightly coloured canoes. They were on D’Anglés sur d’Albin which was a very picturesque and ancient French village. The fortress dates from the 12th to the 15th centuries and is an imposing edifice on top of a cliff-face. The arched bridge leading into the town is very attractive too and behind the bridge is an old water-wheel. It is just visible under the second arch from the right. It was a special day for the town and there were a lot of visitors and cars making it slow to negotiate through the narrow streets.
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@JohnRoberts (64965)
• Los Angeles, California
28 Aug 17
Another fairy tale scene. Just think if that bridge could talk what stories from the centuries it has seen.
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@JudyEv (136763)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Aug 17
It might have seen knights and no doubt many, many peasants going about their daily tasks.
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@DianneN (87634)
• United States
28 Aug 17
Oh! I just love that photo! My husband and I are wild about exploring old villages throughout Europe. This is so exceptional.
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@JudyEv (136763)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Aug 17
One we went through yesterday had some half-timbered houses so that had to be very old too. Everything seems to have so much history.
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@Fleura (7294)
• United Kingdom
30 Aug 17
@JudyEv That's because they have! You can accumulate a lot of 'stuff' over a few thousand years in the same place!
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@JudyEv (136763)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Aug 17
@Fleura That's true. No wonder people come across all sorts of treasure in their attics.
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@amadeo (75678)
• United States
28 Aug 17
very nice there.Italy had many,many narrow streets.That is why they these smart cars driving there. You seems to have a wonderful adventure and making the most of everything.Good for you
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@JudyEv (136763)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Aug 17
At least where there are narrow streets in towns people do drive very carefully. Sometimes in the country the roads are narrow but people drive much faster. Touch wood we haven't had any near misses.
@amadeo (75678)
• United States
29 Aug 17
@JudyEv I have not seen too many at the time while there.
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@mandala100 (52471)
• Hong Kong
28 Aug 17
@JudyEv That's looks awesoeme my friend as if you are stepping into the Medieval Time.
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@JudyEv (136763)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Aug 17
That's exactly how it felt.
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@mandala100 (52471)
• Hong Kong
29 Aug 17
@JudyEv That's right my friend.
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@silvermist (20114)
• India
28 Aug 17
That is a unique place.A very good photo.Thank you for sharing it.
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@JudyEv (136763)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Aug 17
You're welcome. It is a lovely town and obviously gets a lot of visitors.
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@1hopefulman (33555)
• Canada
28 Aug 17
The canoes are quite colorful. I had to look twice to see the wheel but I found it. Quite an impressive fortress and a lovely place to visit.
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@JudyEv (136763)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Aug 17
It was the only photo which sort of showed all three items. I had a better one of the wheel but the top of the fortress is cut off.
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@1hopefulman (33555)
• Canada
30 Aug 17
@JudyEv Thanks! That's a very beautiful picture and great angle!
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@JudyEv (136763)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Aug 17
@1hopefulman But it doesn't show the bridge. It would be nice to be able to have two photos. I know I can do a collage but the photos lose a lot if they are too small.
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@TRBRocks420 (84318)
• Banks, Oregon
28 Aug 17
Now that's a awesome photo love the bridge and, fortress.
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@JudyEv (136763)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Aug 17
The arched bridges here blow me away. We see so many of them and they are all lovely.
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@garymarsh6 (14501)
• United Kingdom
28 Aug 17
That looks like a beautiful little village Judy! I hope you are still having a lot of fun on your adventure!
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@JudyEv (136763)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Aug 17
There are so many of these lovely villages - and all so ancient with tiny doorways and tiny windows. I think some would be very dark inside.
• United States
28 Aug 17
You certainly are making wonderful memories with your trip and I'm enjoying all the pictures you post and experiences you share. I feel like I'm traveling along with you
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@JudyEv (136763)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Aug 17
Thanks. It's nice to have friends along when you're travelling. It's surprising how often I take a photo with myLot people in mind - something I think you all might find interesting.
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@DeborahDiane (24176)
• Laguna Woods, California
29 Aug 17
@JudyEv - Europe has so many picturesque spots. There doesn't seem to be an end to them. This one is so lovely.
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@JudyEv (136763)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Aug 17
We drive into a village and suddenly our jaws are dropping open at the age of some of the buildings.
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• Laguna Woods, California
30 Aug 17
@JudyEv - When I have been in Europe, I often think about the fact that most of their grandest buildings were built before Europeans had even discovered America. That is pretty incredible, isn't it?
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@JudyEv (136763)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Aug 17
@DeborahDiane Australians are in the same boat. Nothing is very old. The castle we went to today began life in the 800s. Can you imagine it? 800s!
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@MarymargII (10697)
• Toronto, Ontario
29 Aug 17
How lovely and ancient looking- looks like you've discovered a different kind of treasure. :)
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@JudyEv (136763)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Aug 17
As you walked down the street, there was barely any footpath and little, tiny doorways opened straight onto the streets. Magical stuff.
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@MarymargII (10697)
• Toronto, Ontario
1 Sep 17
@JudyEv How neat! Maybe there's little french fairies behind those doors--lol!
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@JudyEv (136763)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Sep 17
@MarymargII Could be but some had door-bells and/or keypads so perhaps not.
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@Inlemay (17140)
• South Africa
5 Sep 17
Absolutely stunning - you will miss these enchanting little places when you get home.
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@JudyEv (136763)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Sep 17
We will indeed. There is absolutely nothing like this in Australia.
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@Inlemay (17140)
• South Africa
10 Sep 17
@JudyEv I have those days after getting back from trails as SA has nothing like that either.
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@JudyEv (136763)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Sep 17
@Inlemay Our countries do have other blessings and attractions though, don't they?
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@LadyDuck (182041)
• Switzerland
29 Aug 17
There are so many ancient and interesting villages in our old Europe. I can see the water wheel, do you know if it is still in use?
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@JudyEv (136763)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Aug 17
I very much doubt it. It wasn't moving when we were there and looked as though it hadn't for quite some time..
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@LadyDuck (182041)
• Switzerland
30 Aug 17
@JudyEv There are some that are still working, but not many.
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@Lucky15 (33687)
• Philippines
29 Aug 17
lovely Judy! :)
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@JudyEv (136763)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Aug 17
Thanks. Some of these places are just like fairy-tales.
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@Lucky15 (33687)
• Philippines
29 Aug 17
@JudyEv judy, the photo is postcard worthy :D or magazine--travel magazine worthy :) even the other one too :)
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@Marty1 (36847)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
29 Aug 17
I would love to see this one day. It is a breathtaking picture. Is it better looking actually seeing it in real time as opposed to a picture? Maybe you should sell your ranch and travel the next 50 years so we can see all these interesting things you see via super posts from this trip!
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@JudyEv (136763)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Aug 17
Photos never do justice to scenes from say, the Pyrenees where you look across miles of country. You really need 3D or something similar to get the proper effect.
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@Marty1 (36847)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
29 Aug 17
@JudyEv i could not even imagine it's beauty if it looks better than this!
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@Morleyhunt (21376)
• Canada
28 Aug 17
All of these old castles and bridges are so intriguing.
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@JudyEv (136763)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Aug 17
They're amazing aren't they? I could go through them forever. Of course, there are always some doors locked and I'd love to know what's behind them. The few where I've been able to peep through the keyhole are usually full of cleaning stuff and ladders, wheelbarrows, etc.
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@Morleyhunt (21376)
• Canada
29 Aug 17
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@gilggg (2661)
• Israel
28 Aug 17
It is an awesoeme picture, very intresting and lovly vilage
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@JudyEv (136763)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Aug 17
Thanks. We thought it was special too.
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@gilggg (2661)
• Israel
29 Aug 17
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@Fleura (7294)
• United Kingdom
30 Aug 17
Very picturesque. I haven't explored enough of France yet.
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@JudyEv (136763)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Aug 17
There are a lot of British travellers in Falais tonight. I think it is an easy drive from Cherbourg.
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@sueznewz2 (10161)
• Alicante, Spain
30 Aug 17
another great photo.... you've seen some really picturesque villages on your travels...
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@JudyEv (136763)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Aug 17
Thanks. The villages are really amazing and the gardens just seem to keep getting better and better.
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@HazySue (23737)
• United States
29 Aug 17
What a beautiful photo. It looks like a peaceful place to live.
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@JudyEv (136763)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Aug 17
It was a lovely little village.
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