Ils Ne Passeront Pas  

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Ils Ne Passeront Pas
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These chateaux in southern France were built around 1050 for the lords of Cabaret, known to be heretics and consorts of troubadours (also known heretics). It was the final refuge for the victims of the pope's Albigensian Crusade. Now they stand alone - against the same sky they saw 1000 years ago.


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05/27/04 4:28 PM GMT
Nice Shot.
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05/27/04 4:38 PM GMT
Great photography!! Well done,Regmar.
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carpe diem.
05/27/04 4:38 PM GMT
Great photography!! Well done,Regmar.
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carpe diem.
05/27/04 9:22 PM GMT
Pure powder...I am a sucker for castles, take a look at my lil' collection. Cheers, Blaz...ah yes, you've got 10 of course ;)
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Non nobis Domine non nobis sed Nomini tuo da gloriam
05/27/04 10:35 PM GMT
your focal point stands out nicely but by my personal preference it doesnt stand out enough, will just the gray bits. but love the angle and glad to see it.
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Life is like an analogy.
05/28/04 12:03 AM GMT
A spectacular view and great explanation. Only one did they get there?
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~Let it be as it is desired~
05/28/04 12:27 AM GMT
A last stand at the top of the world. The story really adds to the shot, which is wonderful. Where were you when taking it, on another plateau?
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The country has come to feel the same way when congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer. Will Rogers
05/28/04 1:45 AM GMT
The lords of Cabaret belonged to one of the sects of Christianity based on Bogomil dualism, and were in the 1100s branded heretics along with the entire people (known as Cathars) of the region by Pope Innocent III who declared a crusade to eradicate them. Few today have ever heard of this crusade, but if you read "The Da Vinci Code" you heard a tiny part of it. It involves the Grail Quest, and if you want to know more about it, I studied the history for three years, and did a photo shoot there in June of 2003. You can read all about it at my

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Reg <-> All our lives, from the moment we're born no one sees what we do through our eyes. When you take a picture though, all that changes. - Karly Kohler
05/28/04 2:08 AM GMT
Now theres an irony! Pope "Innocent" III, who wiped out so many people... this is a beautiful picture, and the story definitely adds alot. Makes me sad to think that we are still seeing the consequences of these crusades, so many years after the tragic events occurred...
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-Everyone is entitled to my opinion-
05/28/04 5:40 AM GMT
Excellence in every sense! Thank you for sharing the little known history;-)
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06/02/04 2:56 PM GMT
where in france was it taken? it's beautiful!
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06/02/04 6:24 PM GMT
A great capture of a wonderful view. Very nicely done :-)
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06/02/04 6:36 PM GMT
Thanks very much for your wonderful comments. I will post more photos of the Languedoc if you like.
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All our lives, from the moment we're born no one sees what we do through our eyes. But when you take a picture, all that changes. - Karly Kohler
09/21/04 12:24 AM GMT
great picture. castles rock!! nice info too.

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03/05/05 5:00 AM GMT
love the contrast between the old and the new, you can just see the tower in the backkground
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I hold it true that thoughts are things; They're endowed with bodies, breath and wings: And that we send them forth to fill the world with good results, or ill. That which we call our secret thought speeds forth to earth's remotest spot, leaving it's blessings or it's woes like tracks behind it as it goes. We build our future, thought by thought for good or for ill, yet know it not. Yet so the universe was wrought . Thought is another name for fate. Choose then thy destiny and wait, for Love brings Love and Hate brings Hate. - Henry Van Dyke.
05/01/05 12:49 AM GMT
Modern day mullahs who declare jihad and issue fatwa against 'nonbelievers' seem to have taken a page out of Pope Innocent III's book. Plus ša change...
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Weird but true: An armed robber attempted to hold up a packed gun shop. Minutes later, the hapless robber was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. The subsequent autopsy revealed 23 gunshot wounds and ballistics identified rounds from seven different weapons.
05/10/05 1:33 PM GMT
How interesting to learn about this, great shot too!
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I'm walking on sunshine! AcrossTheWorld
08/16/05 11:52 PM GMT
Wow! these are beautiful! Great job on such a wonderful subject!
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"We may throw the dice, but the LORD determines how they fall." -- NLT Proverbs 16:33
08/16/05 11:54 PM GMT
Hi ya, I had not seen this it is truly magnificient!! What a wonderfful photo!! When did you go there?
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The more difficult the obstacle, the stronger one becomes after hurdling it.
02/22/06 6:46 AM GMT
This is a wonderful shot and your description is perfect. Only...I doubt the sky 1000 years ago had quite as much smog...well I could be wrong, with all those wood fires about. Anyway with my interest in creating castles in Vue 5 Infinite, I found these inspiring.
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-DFX -
03/27/06 3:52 AM GMT
Very well done! I really like pictures of old ruins, castles, old churches. This one is very good!
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04/13/06 6:06 AM GMT
This must have been a great place to visit. You've done a great job with the composition.

Top marks from me.

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01/07/07 5:11 AM GMT
Beautiful photo! I had no idea troubadors were considered heretics back then. This explains a lot about my musician (troubador) husband...
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"If I dream I shall be real, or really myself..." Robert Penn Warren
01/09/07 2:40 AM GMT
Yeah. It's funny - they were actually spies for the Cathars. The pope knew it, and he had them killed whenever they were found. Yet today we think of them as simple musicians.
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ж Regmar ж

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