History turn green

Youthful green or green of age.
The green color sends many signals.
Maybe in all directions.?

Carcassonne quite obvious an UN World Heritage List member.
Between historic trade routes, linking the Atlantic to the Mediterranean Sea
and the Massif Central to the Pyrénées.
Its strategic importance was quickly recognized by the romans,
who occupied its hilltop until the demise of the Western Roman Empire.
In the fifth century, it was taken over by the visigoths, who founded the city.
Within some centuries, it briefly came under the islamic rule.
Its strategic location led successive rulers in a row expanded its fortifications
until the Treaty of the Pyrenees back in 1659.
Fullfilled euro-history of first class.

Walk inspired by “Restlessjo” and her captivating “Monday walk” themes.

8 tanker om “History turn green

  1. What an interesting place. Your pictures gave ua a good tour of this lovely place and a nice history lessoon. A very nice post indeed. Thanks

  2. I missed this on my first trip to Europe in the mid-seventies, although I saw the Pont du Gard and Toulouse. Thanks for giving me a glimpse of the beauty I missed and would still like to see one day.

  3. Pingback: Jo’s Monday walk : Fonte de Benemola | Still Restlessjo

  4. Oh how I’d love to visit. I’m a fan of the Kate Mosse books, in which Carcassonne features heavily. These images are exactly what my mind sees when I read her books.

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