On This Day – Castres in South of France

Even though travel restrictions are easing I am not yet minded to risk it so I still have no new stories to post so I continue to go through my picture archives and see where I was on this day at any time in the last few travelling years.

On 18th October 2011 I was in the delightful town of Castres in the South of France…

Lining the river on the right bank were les Maisons sur l’Agout which is the old medieval riverside quarter where the old tanners’ and weavers’ half timbered houses with running balconies overhang the water and their colourful shutters and windows cast reflections on the gentle water of the river. It reminded me of Girona in Catalonia although this was much smaller in scale and rather more attractive.

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13 responses to “On This Day – Castres in South of France

  1. Worth a visit, if we ever get the chance


  2. Sad but true. I think the only place people from my country – USA – can travel to is the homeland of our current First Lady, no coincidence, I’m sure. LOL!

    Anyway, stay safe, Andrew. Your archives have presented us, your regulars, more than enough stimulation during these dreary days of fighting any urge to merge, maskless or otherwise, with our herds of fellow guinea pigs and laboratory rates. (I am glad I tend to be a homebody by nature now….)


    • The situation is getting worse by the day in the UK. Travel is out for at least 9 months, maybe longer.


      • I seriously doubt the USA will show improvement till Biden is elected and inaugurated, if Ye Gods will that outcome to our elections. Trump is such a git~! I live close to two major spread events, one the Sturgis Bike Rally and the Trump rally at Mount Rushmore, and people who attended both came through or live in the town where I live. Thanks to the anti-masker nature of Trumpians, a major component of the town where I live (3/4th of voter in last election…), my town is the regional hot spot for COVID-19 infections. The manager of my apartment units died from it recently. I think we will be in isolation here far longer than your predicted 9, 9+ for UK.


      • In the UK we look on in amazement that Trump ever became president of your great country.


      • Here in America, many of us do, too, Andrew. I went to bed election night. Hillary Clinton was in good shape, well ahead. No way Trump could win, I thought, not with his “grab them by the pxxxy” remark or the generally known knowledge of his unethical and illegal business practices. When I woke up to the news he secured sufficient electoral college votes to be the winner, I was aghast! That obsolete electoral process – we don’t have direct vote for president, something even Americans have a hard time understanding – f’d us again! It was established to give rural states some more equality in the process of selecting our national leader. “Rural”, that is slave states. A significant number of men who were involved in the establishment of the US government were slaveholders, including Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. How someone who won almost three million more votes than the “winner” and still lost the prize is a quirk of the US system, one that needs to be reviewed and dropped! There is a move among Democrats to achieve that goal, and I support it. This video has the best explanation I’ve found of the Electoral College and, frankly, it still seems pretty convoluted.


  3. Only place people needs the further “can travel to”. Every time the Wunderkinder of Word Press muck up the site with improvements, I hope against hope that they’ve added the capability of editing one’s remarks on other people’s posts. I invariably notice errors after I post, not matter how much I proofed the text before.


  4. I haven’t been able to return to France this year. We are lucky enough to have a house in Castelnaudary, about 30 mins from Castres. We spent a fabulous day there and I blogged about it, too! I’ll give you the link just in case you want to compare notes!!


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