Carcassonne fortress at night - no people!

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Svein-Magne Tunli on March 17, 2013

The Cité de Carcassonne, a medieval fortress settlement with a history that exceeds two and a half thousand years. Picturesque fortifications (over 3 km of walls with 52 towers, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves was partly shot here) were reconstructed by Viollet-le-Duc in 19th century. The fortress of Carcassonne is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The fortified city itself consists essentially of a concentric design with two outer walls with towers and barbicans to prevent attack by siege engines. The castle itself possesses its own drawbridge and ditch leading to a central keep.

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  • Uploaded on March 17, 2013
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    by Svein-Magne Tunli
    • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    • Taken on 2012/07/12 23:55:57
    • Exposure: 10.000s
    • Focal Length: 17.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.33 EV
    • No flash

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