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Photographer's Note

The town of Cordes was built in 1222, the first Bastide, to provide shelter for the local population, encourage development of the area and the profitable use of the land. The settlement grew rapidly and the fortifications were extended five times to accommodate the expansion.
The town prospered with many industries, trades and financiers located within the walls. This period left behind a rich heritage of large gothic houses, built by noblemen and merchants, and accounts for the city's popularity today with tourists.
The town was renamed Cordes-sur-Ciel in 1993 to reflect its location, sat on top of a rocky outcrop, which often means it is above the clouds and mist nestled in the valley below.

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  • Copyright: Kris Verhoeven (verswe) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 3 N: 1206] (7330)
  • Genre: 地方
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 2013-05-16
  • Categories: 建築
  • Camera: Nikon P7100
  • Exposure:f/5.0, 1/1000 seconds
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  • Photo Version:Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-07-01 13:12
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