The Basilica of St. Nazaire and St. Celse (Basilique Saint-Nazaire-et-Saint-Celse de Carcassonne), is a basilica minor in Carcassonne, southern France, listed as a national monument of the country. It was formerly the cathedral of Carcassonne until 1801, when it was replaced by the present Carcassonne Cathedral.
The present church is in origin a Romanesque of the 11th century, consecrated by Pope Urban II in 1096. It was built on the site of a Carolingian cathedral, of which no traces now remain. The crypt too, despite its ancient appearance, dates from the new construction. The church was enlarged between 1269 and 1330 in the Gothic style then predominant in France, largely at the expense of the Bishop of Carcassonne, Pierre de Rochefort. The exterior was largely renewed by Viollet-le-Duc, while the interior has largely remained the Gothic original.
Night Shot of the Lavender fields with the Core of our Milky Way Galaxy above. This nature is beyond amazing!
I captured the foreground in the blue hour with a high ISO value because the lavender never stands still. Long exposure times during the night are not possible. Two hours later when the milky way stands in the right direction over the tree I captured the centre with a star tracker.
Focus Stacked, Tracked and blended photo
Foreground: Focus Stack with 4 single photos: Sony A7 III Sony SEL-1635GM F/2,8 1/10s ISO 2500
Sky: Tracked: Sony A7 III Sony SEL-1635GM F/2,8 237s ISO 1000
Startracker: Fornax Mounts Lightrack II
VALENSOLE II, FRANCE
It is impossible to know precisely when the lavender on the plan de Valensole will be at its peak. After three failed attempts and wanting to make an image with the tree at the back of the image, one year in mild desperation I finally decided to employ a ‘lavender spy.’
A friendly receptionist in a hotel a few miles away offered to call me when he thought the lavender would be in full bloom. I received the call in mid-July and within 48 hours I was in mauve-washed Provence. If such a medal existed, I would have awarded the receptionist the Croix de lavande.
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7 19911 July, 2020
L'amour, l'amour, l'amour.. That's all about Provence 💜💜💜
I'm getting a new place in Paris!! No it's not in the building you can see on this pic, but I'm signing the lease for my new little home in Paris soon and I'm so excited about this!
Since I've had to suddenly leave London and come back to France last March because of the pandemic, I've lived at a friend's studio (get yourself friends kind enough to just let you crash at their place for two months, seriously this was so so helpful for me) and then at my mom's. So it's definitely not like I've been homeless, but I've been in a transient state, in between homes, for four months now, and I'm relieved and excited to get my own room to move into and make mine and stay in a more stable way. Paris should be my home for at least the next two years (though with me, you never know), so settling down a bit would be good!
For me it’s no punishment to have a #staycation in Paris and as I have a lot of freetime on my hands I spent a day with @miss_sego looking for a kind of countryside feeling . We found it in this neighbourhood hidden away in the 20 th arrondissement which definitely earns it’s name #La Campagne à Paris »