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Fort Buoux

The ruins of Fort Buoux - Luberon area of France

The ruins of Fort Buoux immediately came to mind when I saw this week's theme - ruin. I decided to not go with the action of ruining something but instead show a photo of ruins.

Fort Buoux is near Apt. It is located on a high rocky outcrop overlooking the valley below which makes it the perfect location for a fort. It had been used since the Roman times and served as a refuge in the Middle Ages. In 1660, Louis XIV ordered it destroyed and it has been abandoned every since. The coolest item was the hidden stairs which provided a secret way to escape if the fort was breached.

Here are some more photos of the ruins.


Fort Buoux


Fort Buoux
Ruins of the watchtower

Fort Buoux
The valley below

Fort Buoux
Secret escape stairs


Comments (15)

These are beautiful ruins. I like the secret stairway too. Have a nice weekend.

Amy:

Very cool!

You can see why they chose the spot for a fort on that craggy cliff. Wonderful photos, I really enjoyed them. I'm kind of a history buff. I invite you to come see my ruin discoveries in Coastal BC. -- Margy

Nice photos! I especially like the watchtower. And I haven't been on your blog recently-what another great photo from last week's "together".

Marta replies: Thanks Cindy!

WOW. Great photos! I love the view of tha valley below. What amazes me is that these old things still stand!

I did Photo Hunt today, too. I hope you get a chance to visit and leave your link!
http://newyorktraveler.net/photo-hunters-ruined/

Have a great weekend!

Fantastic photos for this week Marta! Love seeing your France pictures. :)

This is a perfect series for the theme. I see you have these photos from France and others below from another place. You have traveled to some wonderful places. Thank you so much for visiting my blog..

Marta, this is one of my favorite spots in the Luberon. I've been there maybe eight times and always find something new. There's an archaelogy project going on there now, to restore the church and it's interesting to see how they are sorting through the various stones to reconstruct the building. One day we even talked to an archaelogist working there. (And I love those hidden staircase too.)

Cool. I love looking at old ruins. Those escape stairs will make your toes tingle, even just looking at the picture.

I really like your pictures of the ruins today! And I especially enjoy seeing that they had a secret staircase!

I also love the secret stairway and the tower. Thanks for introducing me to this amazing place.

Super photos - never been but piques my interest with your photos. thanks. menehune

Beautiful shots - such an isolated spot for a castle. It must have been an eerie spot to visit.

Beautiful shots of a ruin!
this is fun to see what everyone comes up with~

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Great photohunt selections Marta! Awesome photos. I really need to get back there one day soon!

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