After posting number 21 of Beauty in decay, time to post another ‘One’, which just happens to be the 21st as well…

Seen in the village of Villefranche de Conflent in South West France in the Pyrenees area. or, more specifically, seen at the Vauban fort there (while the statue looks on):

Solitary soul wandering through the corridors of a Vauban fort

Solitary soul wandering through the corridors of a Vauban fort


  1. Beautifully observed.

  2. Love it – I was going to ask you about the one series. No need.

    • Ha! I’ve been a bit slow with this lately! Too much going on in life, including an unscheduled visit to A&E yesterday afternoon and evening….

      • Oh no – that doesn’t sound too good.

      • Oh, stomach upset and quite bad dehydration…. Partly my fault, partly my susceptibility to infection… In this hot, hot weather I need to get litres of fluid down.

      • Poor you. Glad you are on the mend. Much as I am happy to see the sunshine, I don’t do heat and humidity well. My joints swell and become painful and I appear to have done something to my foot, so can’t walk well at the moment.

      • Oh no, hope it mends soon – have you had it looked at?

      • No. I avoid visiting the Dr as much as possible. I probably did something going up the tower at Bodiam Castle! Should know better than climb those bloody stone spiral staircases 😉

      • Ah, what is it about towers? I have to climb them (albeit rarely these days as I don’t have the stamina or the balance) but once I get to the top, I can’t look down! I hate heights!

  3. Suzanne

    That’s a lovely image. I can’t say why but for some reason it inspires feelings of hope for me.

  4. It’s perfect how there is man below the statue.

  5. Ah, that’s better! I’m smiling again now 🙂 Have a good week!

  6. Sue, I just love your solitary and decay…sounds bad that doesn’t it but I know you know what I mean 😉

  7. I love that. Great balance!

  8. Beautiful! Echoing Sherri’s comment….you do solitary and decay very well 🙂 Stay hydrated 🙂

  9. Did you happen to take a little yellow train trip when in Villefranche?

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