Wednesday, June 06, 2012

So Much History!

What amazes me about living here in France, is the historical overlap. Today, after a wonderful family birthday party, Martha and I took a long, leisurely walk through the city nearest us, Ales, France. It's not an impressive city. It's seen better days when it was a mining center. But now it's kind of dingy and well-worn.
In the center of town is an old castle-like structure. It was built in the 1200's and used by various occupying powers over the centuries. Today we walked up to the upper gate and saw this weather-beaten inscription. The German army used this castle to imprison and interrogate resistance fighters in WW II.


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