The fortified ramparts at La Cavalerie appear to be out of place today on the Larzac plateau. Because at first this location doesn’t appear to have any strategic value, but this Templar commanderie was the crossroads of pilgrimage routes leading south to the mediterranean ports in the 12th century. I’m not certain why I am so fascinated by Templar history, but I certainly visit their outposts whenever possible. Maybe it’s the mystery surrounding their time in the Holy Land and what they found – or didn’t find there. Perhaps it’s the rumours surrounding more mysteries at Rennes le Chateau – a place I found to be quite strange. But here they were in the Aveyron region in France in a big way. La Cavalerie is just one of five fortified sites in the area, worth a detour if you’re on the way to see the bridge at Millau.
I only photograph the things I see, I don't make them happen and that's where my stories start. Often I see a story in just a single image and I take that photo and tell that tale. Sometimes there's more to a story or a place we've visited so I'll put up a gallery of images to share that experience.
So, the blog appears first because I like stories and photographs and hope you do too.
- Strolling down Rue de la Huchette in the Latin Quarter of Paris.
- The most popular Paris park – Jardin du Luxembourg.
- The bustling Paris neighbourhood near Luxembourg Park
- In the heart of France on the Dordogne River
- From ancient Roman road to Templar stronghold.
- Clinging to the Petit Luberon mountainside – Oppede le Vieux.
- Mysterious Peyrusse le Roc – don’t miss the adventure.
- The Queen’s Hamlet at Versailles – escape or excess?
- Building a dream on Gabriola.
- The prophet from Vienna…
Stories I’ve told