For this week’s Photo Challenge, Descent, I am looking down at the road leading into St. Jean de Buèges from the mountain that straddles it. We walked up as far as the path would take us, then pulled up a patch of stony ground to sit down. We started to count cars going into St. Jean but after half an hour and only 3 cars (which is why we love this place!), we continued climbing.
I Love looking down at the village from this vantage point, with the birds!
My feet resting before the DESCENT into St. Jean de Buèges
For more height-defying photos taken at the top of the world, you can take a look at my post UP which shows a view from above to the Descent below…
The old stone villages of southern France are the picture of ENDURANCE, this week’s photo challenge. Built in the 11th and 12th centuries (and some before!) these villages have withstood the test of time.
Two and three stories high, these medieval stones tell a story heard over centuries.
Traverse du Four in St. Jean de Buèges
House built into the cliff in Pégairolles de Buèges
Narrow street between stone houses in St. Jean de Buèges
Old stone houses dating to 11th and 12th centuries
Village of St. Jean de Buèges. Stone houses from the 11th century.
Roman bridge dating to 1st century
Old stone houses
The 12th century stones of St. Jean de Buèges that make up this townn
The mountains behind Le Château of St. Jean de Buèges obscured by clouds