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We had borrowed someone's house who lives just a short walk from the cité and a slightly longer walk from the Bastide Saint Louis where the church meets.
These photos will be noisy, but they'll give you an impression of the beauty of Carcassonne.
Limoux is the home of the Blanquette de Limoux - a sparkling white wine invented by a monk and the precursor to all champagnes and sparkling wines in the world.
It seems to me that the issue of physical death is vital to our understanding of Christianity.
If creation is true then death is the catastrophic consequence of our rebellion against God and is, in a very real way, an intruder.
If evolution is true then death is God's wonderful way of bringing about the rich diversity that we see in the world around us and is, in a very real sense, the essential motor of all the beauty we see.
And grief and mourning should give way to rejoicing: Another weakling bites the dust ! Onward and upward, eh !
Fear not, the young lady removes her coat in a rather flamboyant manner, but I imagine it is rather hot under those stage lights. Some people remove the handle from the sink plunger before using it as a mute - other like to preserve the two uses, or simply find the handle useful...