Description Upstream from Axat in the Aude Gorge, carved out of the foothills of the the high Pyrenees, is the little known castle of Usson. It dates from the eleventh century (perhaps earlier) and during the Cathar period marked the eastern boundary of the territories of the Counts of Foix. In the twelfth century this was the capital of the Donezan region. Before the Dfil was cut through the mountains to link Quillan to Axat, this was an inaccessible outpost providing succour for faidits and other persecuted Cathars.
Jack R Johanson, Oslo Member Since July 2008 Artist Statement I'm in the process of selecting photos for distribution by the Internet. By that the gallery is presently not complete.
In the meantime:
You are welcome to browse my homepage and links to photos at Trekeart and/or Flickr - should you find anything you like you just e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and the photo will, within short, be entered here.
My portfolio covers mainly Europe with focus on my home country Norway and Languedoc-Rousillon in South of France where the family have a holiday apartment in the art village Collioure.