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This is the village of Padern (less than 200 inhabitants - half of them English) in the heart of the Corbières region, also known as the land of the Cathars. Above the village are the ruins of the Chateau St. Roch from the 12th century which was one of the minor castles/clifftop fortresses of the cathars. The larger ones, only a few kilometers up the road, are Chateau Queribus and Chateau Peyrypertuse. The cathars were an early Christian sect that dared speak out against the Popedom in Rome. For this they became the victims of the first Crusade and their story represent one of the many genocides in human history. Their castles bear witness to their courage.
This shot was treated with auto-level and auto-colour in PS, cropped and resized.

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  • Copyright: Per Hoj (hojper) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 558 W: 123 N: 863] (2832)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2004-04-09
  • Categories: Ruins
  • Camera: Casio EX-Z4
  • Exposure: f/7.0, 1/80 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2004-04-26 16:36
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