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The fortress of the Iron Mask...
02-OCT-2012 Marisa

The fortress of the Iron Mask...

Iles de Lérins - Cannes (France)

Ile Sainte-Marguerite is named after Honorat's sister ( Honorat gave his name to the other one of the The Lerins Islands), also pious and devoted to her faith. The island is a restful refuge, offering a choice of many criss-crossing scenic paths.
From the port, it's only a short walk to Fort Royal, built in a location that has seen fortifications since Roman times. The star-shaped building there now was built in the 1600s by order of Cardinal Richelieu; its most famous prisoner was the 17th century Man in the Iron Mask, whose identity is still unknown after all these years.


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This photo is part of a series taken in Cannes(France).
If you feel like seeing the others, please click on the olives
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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ150
1/500s f/4.0 at 45.6mm iso100 full exif

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Martin Lamoon05-Nov-2012 20:40
Love this scene even with the slightly out of place modern mast on the ship. V
William Barletta05-Nov-2012 17:35
A lovely mediterraean view